The Council is composed of 42 councillors elected every four years. Councillors are democratically accountable to residents of their ward. The overriding duty of councillors is to the whole community, but they have a special duty to their constituents, including those who did not vote for them.
Councillors have to agree to follow a code of conduct to ensure appropriate standards in the way they undertake their duties. The Standards Committee trains and advises them on the code of conduct.
All councillors meet together as the Council. Meetings of the Council are normally open to the public. Here councillors decide the Council's overall policies and set the budget each year. The Council elects the Leader of the Council (who appoints the other members of the decision-making Executive); the Overview and Scrutiny Commission (responsible for holding the Executive publicly accountable, and for developing policies); the regulatory committees (which make decisions on non-executive functions); and the Standards Committee.
The Executive is appointed by the Leader of the Council and may have between 2 and 9 members who will normally be charged with responsibility for specific executive functions - their portfolio. Executive committees are appointed to undetake specific executive functions either in a decision-making capacity or to advise the Executive on specific issues before it makes a decision.
The following committees etc have been appointed by the Council to exercise it’s regulatory functions and those functions which are not exercisable by the Executive.
The main role of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission is to ensure that robust and efficient arrangements for the delivery of the overview and scrutiny function in Bracknell Forest are put in place.
The main task of the overview and scrutiny panels is to conduct in-depth policy reviews identified in the work programme, but they will also monitor the performance of one or two allocated directorates.
This section provides links to the quarterly service reports (formerly known as performance monitoring reports/quarterly operations reports) which are produced by departments together with the Chief Executive’s quarterly corporate performance overview report.
Choose the year you wish to refer to and then the date on which the quarter ended:
30 June – Quarter 1
30 September – Quarter 2
31 December – Quarter 3
31 March – Quarter 4
Click on the date to open the report. If the report includes more than one document, you can obtain a complete copy of the document by selecting the “Agenda Reports Pack”.