The Bracknell Forest Society, started in 2007, is one of 1000 Civic Societies in England that encourage civic pride. They celebrate and safeguard their communities and environment and give local people a voice. The Aims of The Bracknell Forest Society: To celebrate all aspects of Bracknell Forest and to promote a positive interest in the locality. To improve the image of Bracknell Forest and instil civic pride. To act as a consultant regarding future planning and independently support its development.
The Bracknell Forest Society plays a vital role in the life of the Borough. It has a place on the Cultural Partnership and is represented at each meeting by a member of the committee. It is a member of the Heritage Forum, and as a member of the Voluntary Sector Forum, works with Bracknell Forest Voluntary Action.
People have been living in the Bracknell Forest area since the Iron Age. Bill Hill is a Bronze Age barrow and Caesar's Camp, a hill fort, was built by the Celts well before the Romans invaded England.
The name of Bracknell - then called 'braccan heal' first appeared in an Anglo-Saxon document as a landmark on the boundary between Winkfield and Warfield. The meaning of the name is thought to be ' a piece of land belonging to Bracca on a projecting spur of the parish'.