Bracknell is a town in the county of Berkshire. It has a population of over 50,000 people. The town of Bracknell is situated just 11 miles southeast of Reading and 10 miles southwest of Windsor. Bracknell is also located near to the capital city, with central London being around 30 miles away, making it a possible commuter destination from the town.
In 1949 Bracknell was designated as a new town. Although it was estimated that the new developments would bring in a population of around 25,000 people, the town of Bracknell grew far beyond this. The new town was able to bring in many jobs for local residents and the town has many industrial estates as well as businesses situated in the town centre.
Bracknell provides many jobs within the technology industries and is home to companies such as Panasonic, Dell and Hewlett-Packard amongst many others. The town of Bracknell also has a successful retail industry and is the base for the head office and central distribution centre of supermarket chain Waitrose.
Bracknell's shopping area is entirely pedestrianised around the Princess Square area. It offers many job opportunities within the retail sector. There are many things to do within the town of Bracknell; it has a cinema, a bowling alley, as well as an Olympic sized ice rink and ski slope alongside much more.
In the south of the town is South Hill Park, lies an art centre. It is a renovated mansion dating from. The Wilde Theatre was opened in 1984, and named after Oscar Wilde who created the character 'Lady Bracknell' in his play The Importance of Being Earnest. South Hill Park has been home to a number of major music festivals over the years.
The town of Bracknell has two railway stations which are operated by South West Trains. The trains offer residents a convenient way to travel to the surrounding areas such as Reading and London, both of which are popular commuter destinations from Bracknell. The town provides comprehensive local bus services and maintains excellent links with the rest of the UK by road, situated at the end of the A329 (M) between junctions on the M3 and M4 motorways.