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 and Executive Committees
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.
- Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration Committee
- Executive Committee
- Joint Waste Disposal Board
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.
- Appeals Committee
- Appointment Committee - Chief Officer: Property
- Education Employment Sub Committee
- Education Governor Appointments Committee
- Employment Committee
- Governance & Audit Committee
- Licensing and Safety Committee
- Licensing Panel
- Planning Committee
Overview & Scrutiny Commission and Overview and Scrutiny Panels
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.
- Adult Social Care and Housing Overview & Scrutiny Panel
- Children, Young People & Learning Overview & Scrutiny Panel
- Environment, Culture and Communities Overview & Scrutiny Panel
- Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel
- Overview and Scrutiny Commission
The Standards Committee advises the Council in connection with any matter concerning the ethical standards of the Council and its Members.
- Health and Wellbeing Board
- Local Countryside Access Forum
- Schools Forum
- Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education
- Bracknell Forest Access Group
- Corporate Parenting Advisory Panel
- School and Children’s Centre Performance Advisory Panel
Quarterly Service Reports
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”.
- Corporate Performance Overview Report
- Performance Monitoring Reports/Quarterly Service Reports - Adult Social Care & Health
- Quarterly Service Reports (formerly Performance Monitoring Reports) - Corporate Services
- Quarterly Service Reports (formerly Performance Monitoring Reports) - Environment, Culture & Communities
- Quarterly Service Reports (formerly Performance Monitoring Reports) - Chief Executive's Office
- Quarterly Service Reports (formerly Performance Monitoring Reports) - Children, Young People & Learning
- Quarterly Service Reports - Adult Social Care, Health & Housing