DIFFERENT races and religions get on better in Bracknell than anywhere else in the country, according to a survey.

Earlier this year 1,800 people were questioned on a range of topics by a polling company working on behalf of Bracknell Forest Council.

As well as 90 per cent of residents saying they were satisfied with where they live, 96 per cent agreed that people from different backgrounds got on.

With only four per cent concerned about the effectiveness of the Bracknell melting pot, the town reported the highest score for that question of any local authority in the country.

Speaking at a meeting on Wednesday night, council leader Paul Bettison OBE said: "90 per cent of residents are happy with the area as a place to live.

"Normally if you get above 50 per cent you have done pretty darn well.

"All in all a good place to be. There was of course one area we feel we could and should do better. There are concerns from some people that they are unable to influence decisions.

"I think we have to come up with ways of involving people. We need to inform members of the public. We do of course inform, but it is a matter of getting through to them."