Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Kirsty Hunt  01344 353108

Items
No. Item

The meeting will be opened with prayers by the Mayor's Chaplain

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings of the Council held on 24 April and 22 May 2019.

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3.

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.

4.

Bracknell Forest Electoral Review pdf icon PDF 811 KB

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England will attend the meeting to brief the Council on the electoral review process, its key stages and timetable.

5.

Mayor's Announcements

6.

Executive Report pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To receive the Leader’s report on the work of the Executive since the Council meeting held on 24 April 2019.

7.

Appointments and associated matters pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To seek Council’s agreement to the establishment of a Boundary Review working group and the appointment of Members to sit on it, plus changes to appointments to external organisations since Annual Council on 22 May 2019.

8.

Standards Annual Report pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To note the Annual report which advises Council of activity within its Standards framework from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

9.

Member Development Annual Report pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To note the Annual Report which appraises all Members of the work and progress on Member Development during the year 2018-19.

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10.

Questions Submitted Under Council Procedure Rule 10

By Councillor Parker to Councillor D Birch, Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Housing

 

“What is the current number of Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) operating in Bracknell Forest and does the Council have an approved, publicly available HMO strategy to manage the development of HMOs?”

11.

Motions Submitted Under Council Procedure Rule 11

Motion 01/2019 moved by Councillor Temperton and seconded by Councillor Neil

 

In any review of the LED lighting programme, I call upon the Council to ask the Executive to look at all the lighting provision, not just those areas where complaints have been received, to ensure it is of the right height, right direction, right location and that there are enough lamp poles to make the new system effective as well as efficient.

 

 

Motion 02/2019 moved by Councillor Mrs Hayes OBE and seconded by Councillor Harrison

 

This Council strongly believes in the need to continue its work to address the impact of man-made Climate Change on our local communities. To this end, this Council asks the Executive to develop a strategy to address this pressing matter and to ensure that the Council meets the government target of eradicating its net contribution to climate change by 2050.

 

 

Motion 03/2019 moved by Councillor Temperton and seconded by Councillor Brown

 

I call upon the Council to declare a Climate Emergency and to ask the Executive to commit to an action plan to make Bracknell Forest carbon neutral by 2030.