Overview and Scrutiny Commission - Wednesday, 2 December 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Online only

Contact: Kirsty Hunt  01344 353108

Link: This meeting will be held online


Note No. Item



Apologies for Absence

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



Minutes and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission held on 11 November 2020.



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.

Climate Change

As part of its focus on Climate Change the Commission has invited guests to address the Commission before considering the Council’s Strategy and proposals.


·       Professor Nigel Arnell ( Meteorology dept. University of Reading) who will address the committee on the scientific evidence and effects of climate change (15 minutes)

·       Professor Tim Dixon (Chair Sustainable Futures - University of Reading)  who will give a short overview of work including that undertaken by other authorities (15 minutes)

·       Kathryn O’Neal representing Bracknell Climate Change Action Group to speak on their views on climate change measures (15 minutes)

·       Update from Climate Change review group about the activity to date (10 minutes)

·       Kevin Gibbs, Executive Director: Delivery to speak to the Council’s Strategy and proposals on Climate Change (20 minutes) followed by questions (15 minutes)

·       Councillor Mrs Hayes, Executive Member for the Environment to answer questions on her portfolio in relation to climate change (20 minutes)

·       Councillor Turrell, Executive Member for Planning and Transport to answer questions on his portfolio in relation to climate change (20 minutes)

·       Next steps


Update from Climate Change review group pdf icon PDF 541 KB


Council’s Strategy and proposals on Climate Change pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Additional documents:



Work Programme Update pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Overview and Scrutiny Panel Chairs to provide a verbal progress update on the work programme.


The Commission to consider any proposed changes to the Overview and Scrutiny work programme such as scope, scheduling or duration and its potential impact on the delivery of the overall programme.