Tricia Brown

Tricia Brown, Borough Councillor for Priestwood & Garth.

Tricia Brown is currently the only Labour Councillor for Priestwood and Garth on Bracknell Forest Council and is extremely busy, so really hoping residents will elect all the Labour Party candidates!

A computer professional for 25 years, I took a break from office work whilst my children were very small, then was made Helpline Officer for a national Autism charity for 10 years after a spell of volunteering with them.

A resident of Priestwood and Garth ward for over 30 years, I have been your Labour Councillor for most of that time. A very experienced Councillor, I’m also Chair of Priestwood Community Association and Chair of the Audit Committee for the Fire Authority. I support residents with a wide range of issues, like:

- Parking – worked with residents and council officers to start the BFC residents’ parking scheme; fighting for well-maintained cycle and pedestrian paths – insisting on a cycle path round the new town from Garth to the station; action to reduce traffic jams and emissions around schools; arguing for better public transport;

- Environment – protecting our natural environment; green energy and efficiency; upkeep of buildings; action against flooding and poor drainage; litter and dumping. Instigator of roof repairs and installation of solar panels and energy efficiency measures at the Priestwood Community Centre; protesting the removal of mature oaks before submission of applications for a new housing development; insisting on adequate protection of existing trees during planning process;

- Decent housing – affordable for rent or purchase by local people; including pushing for installation of sprinklers in new-build homes; support with transfers; complaints concerning damp, repairs etc.

- Families - fairness in social services, benefits and SEND provision; better, more accessible leisure facilities for all young and old people across Bracknell Forest;

- Life-long learning – funding for our schools; supporting schools and all community facilities, especially Priestwood Community Centre; South Hill Park; local parks; fair access to sport facilities; provision of activities aimed at keeping older people healthy!

- Business – support for local trades and businesses especially through and recovering from pandemic.

I strive for fairness and social justice, for all of my residents.


Michael Karim

Michael Karim, Borough Councillor for Priestwood & Garth.

After attending state school then studying medicine I entered the medical industry. I later set up a medical company which is now developing a cure for brain haemorrhage. I am passionate about improving people’s lives; have lobbied government for stroke services as part of both regional and national campaigns working alongside charities.

I have been canvassing over the last few months in Bracknell, and have heard the concerns regarding the cost of living, healthcare, schooling and the general deterioration of services. Having lived in Bracknell most of my life it would be an honour to serve as your Borough councillor.


Ryan Frost

Ryan Frost, Borough Councillor for Priestwood & Garth and Town Councillor for Priestwood.

Starting my career as a secondary school modern languages teacher, I now work for a national education charity, fighting to tackle educational inequalities and support young people through education, training, and access to careers. I have also recently joined Garth Hill College as a governor.

As your Borough councillor, I will make supporting children’s and family services my priority, so that Bracknell Forest is the best place in which to grow up and raise a family.

It would be a great privilege to serve the community in which I live and to represent your interests on the council.


Anna Keen

Anna Keen, Town Councillor for Garth.

It would be a privilege to be your Labour town councillor. I will work with you to ensure that all members of our community can enjoy our recreation areas and play facilities, with opportunities for exploring, learning and fun for everyone!

I have lived in Bracknell and have supported the local Labour Party for most of my life, with both parents successful local councillors. I love my job - I have been a teacher in Bracknell for over 20 years, working in both primary and secondary schools. I also enjoy leading a local Scout group. I am passionate about nature and conservation.

I continue to enjoy our local facilities with several generations of my family. I am keen to represent the interests and needs of every member of our local community to continue to improve Bracknell’s recreation areas and play facilities which make Bracknell a very special place to belong.


Imara Wright

Imara Wright, Town Councillor for Priestwood.

Imara is studying Politics and French at University. She has lived in Bracknell since she was nine and has always been interested in local events and protecting the environment. 'Town councillors are responsible for parks and open spaces. These are often used by young people, however young people are not adequately represented in councils.

If I were elected, I would use my role to represent young people and stand up for the accessibility and quality of green spaces. These spaces have so much potential to help the mental health of the community, combat climate change, and provide a space where young people can have fun'


Ellen MacHale

Ellen MacHale, Town Councillor for Garth.

I have lived in Garth for 40 years.

I was born into a working class family in London but was lucky enough to benefit from grants to achieve higher education. I have tried to pay back to society for this privilege.

My working life was mainly in education and, since retiring, I have volunteered with ABC to Read in a local primary school; with South Hill Park Arts Centre and for the National Trust at Nuffield Place. I am proud to support South Hill Park’s wide entertainment offer for the whole family and relish meeting and helping our audiences.

I am also a member of local walking groups and enjoy our local parks and open spaces. I am keen to aid their maintenance and improvement as a Town Councillor. I feel this is particularly important with the recent creation of so many flats in the area. Residents need our outdoor spaces to relax in.


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