Agenda and minutes

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD. View directions

Contact: Hannah Stevenson  01344 352308

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Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary or Affected Interests in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.


Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.


Any Member with an Affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest, however it was noted that all officers had an interest in the Restructure and Performance Management item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 26 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the meeting of the Executive held on 10 April 2018.


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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Executive on 10 April 2018 together with the accompanying decision records be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

Executive Decisions and Decision Records pdf icon PDF 29 KB

The Executive considered the following items.  The decisions are recorded in the decision sheets attached to these minutes and summarised below:

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Planning & Building Control Transformation Review pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To approve the implementation of the new vision and strategy for the Planning and Building Control service following the transformation review.

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RESOLVED that the future vision for the service and to the implementation of the recommendations and associated savings emanating from the Transformation Review of the Planning & Building Control Service be agreed, as detailed in Annex A and Annex B to the Executive Report.


Parks and Countryside Transformation Review pdf icon PDF 316 KB

To consider the recommendations of the Parks and Countryside Review.


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1          The implementation of the recommendations emanating from the Transformation Review of the Parks and Countryside service be agreed as detailed in annexe 1 to the Executive report;


2          The development of a country park be agreed subject to further feasibility work


Restructure and Performance Management pdf icon PDF 334 KB

To seek approval to proposed changes to the senior management structure and related adjustments to the performance management and pay regime for senior officers.




1          The new management structure be agreed as set out in paragraphs 6.11 to 6.19 of the Executive report


2          The deletion of the posts of Director of Resources, Director of Environment, Culture & Communities, Chief Officer: Environment & Public Protection, Head of Performance & Resources (Environment, Culture & Communities), Chief Officer: HR and Chief Officer: Planning, Transport & Countryside, Chief Officer: Customer Services, and from 1 April 2019 Director: Adult Social Care, Health & Housing,  Director: Children, Young People & Learning be agreed.


3          The pay policy for Directors and Chief Officers be linked to the 25th – 50th percentile of the Korn Ferry public and not for profit market database


4          The Council’s organisational change protocol for those officers impacted by the proposed changes be invoked


5          The outline changes to the performance management system be agreed as summarised in paragraphs 6.21 to 6.24 of the Executive report


Invest to Save Opportunity at Bracknell Leisure Centre pdf icon PDF 787 KB

To seek approval for invest to save funding and Section 106 monies to make significant improvements at Bracknell Leisure Centre.

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1          That Council agree to release invest to save capital funding of £2,488,082 in order to make significant improvements at BLC;


2          That Council agree to release section 106 funding of £291,000 allocated to the provision of built sports and recreation to contribute to improvements at BLC as detailed in paragraph 5.8 - 5.11; and


3          That Council agrees changes to the Platinum membership, which currently includes the cost of court bookings at BLC, be altered to include access to gym, swimming, exercise classes and the sauna only.