Recent News and Events

LETS Walk in April

Swinley Forest

In April our walk was in Swinley Forest and around Englemere Pond.

Hoodie Repair April

A sewing repair in April was extending the life of this hoodie by fitting elbow patches

LETS Walk in March


On 17th March we did a good walk in the sunshine around Warfield. The area has a lot of history and predates Bracknell. We came across a number of excellent old Oak and Chestnut trees and visited an ice house associated with the old estate. We also saw relics of the old brick industry and the Newt Reserve.

LETS Walk for February

On 17th February a couple of us did a nice walk in the countryside in Theale and Sulham. The weather on the day was warm and sunny with just a bit of wind towards the end. However the day was sandwiched in between two storms so maybe a few other people were put off. There was some mud in field entrances from the previous day's rain but not enough to need welly boots. We passed a surprising number of old WW2 defensive pillboxes. We were close to the M4 but that wasn't there in 1945.

Laptop Power Socket Job

This Lenovo laptop had half a charger plug broken off in the socket. An initial approach with two sewing machine needles didn't work but in the end I managed to carefully drill a 1mm hole into the plastic and screw in an old 12BA thread tap used as an extractor.

January Walk

On 19th January we did a walk around Hawthorn Lane and the Nuptown area of Warfield and Winkfield.
Some of the going was muddy but not too wet and the sun actually came out towards the end though it was quite a chilly day, better for walking than standing about. At this time of year the countryside is quiet and we saw some wildlife including a sparrowhawk and a pair of fairly large deer.

Walks Launch in December

December Mince Pie Walk

On 14th December we organised a Winter walk around Lily Hill Park and Longhill Park in Bracknell. There were actually more non members on it than members though several people had said they were interested but couldn't make that day. There's an interesting contrast between the two next door parks. Lily Hill is a well preserved Victorian garden with a range of Rhododendrons and many species of trees. Longhill is a reclaimed landfill site from the early stages of Bracknell New Town. It's mostly scrubby grass but there's some good old woodland at the top.

Mid October Events

16th October was quite a busy day. We finally did an in-person Meet & Greet session in Reading in the new venue, the Biscuit Factory which is actually a new cinema in Broad Street Mall. At the same time we ran a stall at the What's Happening in Binfield event which LETS had jointly facilitated with the Foxes Den Community Cafe. 22 local organisations put on stalls and many reported signing up new members - LETS added three new ones.

Repair to Camping Chair In October

Coffee Morning 29th September

On 29th September we had a nice but sparsely attended Coffee Morning at Foxes Den Cafe. It may have been quiet because of the fuel crisis, but no-one turned up on Zoom so maybe everyone was just busy on that day.