Agenda and minutes

Executive
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Fourth Floor, Easthampstead House, Bracknell. View directions

Contact: Jemma Durkan  01344 352209

Items
No. Item

68.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any personal or prejudicial interests, and the nature of that interest, in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

69.

Minutes - 14 September 2010 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the meeting of the Executive held on 14 September 2010.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Executive on 14 September 2010 together with the accompanying decision records be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

70.

Executive Decisions

Minutes:

The Executive considered the reports submitted on the items listed below and the decisions taken are recorded in the decision sheets attached to these minutes and summarised below:

 

70a

Overview & Scrutiny Report on a Review of Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies pdf icon PDF 35 KB

To respond to the recommendations of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel’s Working Group on Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:-

 

1          The Overview and Scrutiny Commission be thanked for its work and for generating constructive recommendations;

 

2          The responses to the recommendation which are highlighted in the main body of the report be endorsed; and

 

3          The Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing writes to the South Central Ambulance Service asking it to review its contingency arrangements with other strategic health authorities to ensure that sufficient resources are available on demand when required to respond to public health emergencies.

70b

Overview & Scrutiny Commission Working Group Report - Response to Severe Weather pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To respond to the recommendations of the Overview & Scrutiny Commission Working Group report on the Reponse to Severe Weather.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

1          The Overview & Scrutiny Commission be thanked for the excellent work undertaken by their Working Group and the recommendations as shown in bold in the body of this report have a response.

 

2          Subject to the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review and continued analysis of the Council’s financial out turn in the current financial year, authority be delegated to the Director of Environment, Culture and Communities in consultation with the Executive Member: Finance and Resources, to determine how, if at all, the equipment described in recommendation 6.2 of the report, be funded.

70c

2010-11 Revenue and Capital In Year Reduction to Government Grant Funding pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To agree the savings arising from the in year revenue grant reductions and recommend to Council the virements identified and to agree changes to the 2010-11 Capital Programme.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

1          The savings arising from the in-year revenue grant reductions be agreed and the virements identified in Annex B be recommended to Full Council.

 

2          The confirmed reductions in capital grants that amount to £2.332m be agreed.      (paragraph 5.6);

 

3          The 2010-11 Environment, Culture and Communities Capital Programme be reduced by £0.283m across the projects summarised at paragraph 5.6.2 be agreed;

 

4          The 2010-11 Children, Young People and Learning capital programme be reduced by £2.049m, across the projects summarised at Table 1 (paragraph 5.6.8)be agreed;

 

5          The absence of an alternative funding source being identified, any reduction in grant funding applied against the Kennel Lane Special School project in 2010-11 be considered for inclusion in the 2011-12 capital programme (paragraph 5.6.7) be agreed;

 

6          The 2010-11 capital programme be amended to reflect more up to date information on external funding, as summarised in Table 2 (paragraph 5.6.11) and Annex C be agreed;

 

7          The changes to the detailed Action Plans associated with the in-year savings summarised in para 5.9 be noted.

70d

Bracknell Forest Borough Local Development Framework Site Allocations Development Plan Document pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To approve to consult on a Preferred Option to identify sites to meeting the Borough’s development needs.

 

The Appendices referred to in the report are available on Bracknell Forest Council website.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

1          The Preferred Option at Appendix A (including its associated annexes and supporting technical information) for the purposes of public consultation be agreed.

 

2          The consultation strategy set out in Section 5 of the report be agreed.

 

3          Authority be delegated to the Executive Member for Planning and Transportation to make any necessary amendments to the Preferred Options and supporting technical and background papers prior to pubic consultation.

70e

Corporate Parenting Advisory Panel Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 27 KB

To approve the amended Terms of Reference for the Corporation Parenting Advisory Panel.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the proposed amendments to the Terms of Reference, attached as annex 1 to the report, be approved.

70f

Council Responses to NHS Consultations pdf icon PDF 30 KB

To agree responses to the White Paper, Equality and Excellence Liberating the NHS, and to delegate authority to approve final responses, to the Director of Adult Social Care and Health and the Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

1          The response to the White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS (set out in Annexe A to this report) be agreed.

 

2          The responses to each of the further consultation documents (set out in Annexes B–D) be agreed.

 

3          The Director of Adult Social Care and Health and the Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing be delegated the authority to approve the final responses for submission to the Department of Health in accordance with the timescale.

70g

Annual Report pdf icon PDF 21 KB

To endorse the Annual Report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

1          The Annual Report (set out at Appendix 1 to the report) be endorsed.

 

2          The Chief Executive be authorised to finalise the report in consultation with the Leader of the Council.

Decision Records pdf icon PDF 107 KB