Overview and Scrutiny Commission
Thursday, 24 January 2019 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Kirsty Hunt  01344 353108

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Apologies for Absence/Substitute Members

To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute Members.



Minutes and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission held on 15 November 2018.

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Declarations of Interest and Party Whip

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests and the nature of that interest, including the existence and nature of the party whip, 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.



Urgent Items of Business

Any other items which, pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman decides are urgent.


Public Participation

To receive submissions from members of the public which have been submitted in advance in accordance with the Council’s Public Participation Scheme for Overview and Scrutiny.


The Councils Budget Consultation pdf icon PDF 281 KB

To consider the Council’s draft budget proposals for 2019/20:


a)    Resources (Finance, OD, Transformation and HR), Chief Executive’s Office and Council Wide draft budget proposals.

b)    Feedback from Overview and Scrutiny Panels and overall conclusions.


Feedback from Adult Social Care, Health and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Panel on the 15 January 2019 to be circulated as a supplementary due to the timing of the meeting.


Panel members are asked to give advance notice to the Chairman of any questions relating to the draft budget consultation in advance of the meeting.


Please use the page numbering that appears in the published agenda when asking questions or referencing material rather than the numbering in the full budget packs as internal colleagues have not had the full budget packs.


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Quarterly Service Reports (QSRs) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the latest trends, priorities and pressures in terms of departmental performance as reported in the Quarterly Service Report for the second quarter of 2018/19 (July to September) relating to the Resources Directorate.  An update on key issues relating to the second quarter will be provided at the meeting.


Panel members are asked to give advance notice to the Overview and Scrutiny Team of any questions relating to the Quarterly Service Report where possible




Executive Key and Non-Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To consider scheduled Executive Key and Non-Key Decisions of a corporate nature.



Work Programme and Panel Activity Update pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To note the progress against the Overview and Scrutiny work programme, and the reports from Overview and Scrutiny Panel Chairmen on each Panel’s progress against the work programme.

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Exclusion of Public and Press

To consider the following motion:


That pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, and having regard to the public interest, members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the consideration of the following item which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information under the following category of Schedule 12A of that Act:


(1)        Information relating to any individual  (Item 11).


Update on the Outcomes of the Retention and Recruitment Workshop

Nikki Gibbons, Director: OD, Transformation and HR to provide an update to the Commission on the outcomes of the recruitment and retention workshop.


The next meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission has been scheduled for 4 April 2019.