Notice of Meeting

Council – Advisory Meeting

Councillor Ms Merry (Mayor), Councillor Gbadebo (Deputy Mayor)

Councillors Allen, Angell, Atkinson, Bhandari, Dr Barnard, Bettison OBE, D Birch, Mrs Birch, Brossard, Brown, Brunel-Walker, Dudley, Finch, Ms Gaw, Mrs L Gibson, MJ Gibson, Green, Mrs Hamilton, Harrison, Mrs Hayes MBE, Ms Hayes, Heydon, Mrs Ingham, Kennedy, Kirke, Leake, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle, McLean, Mrs Mattick, Mossom, Neil, Parker, Porter, Skinner, Temperton, Turrell, Virgo and Wade

Wednesday 24 November 2021, 7.30 - 9.00 pm

Online only via Teams

Timothy Wheadon Signature

Timothy Wheadon

Chief Executive



Recommendations arising from this meeting will be considered in accordance with the delegations approved by Council on 28 April 2021.





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





Apologies for Absence





Minutes of Previous Meeting

5 - 12


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 15 September 2021.





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.





Mayor's Announcements





Executive Report

13 - 18


To receive the Leader’s report on the work of the Executive since the Council meeting held on 15 September 2021.


The Executive will be meeting on 16 November 2021, if any matters arise at that meeting which require a decision by Council, a supplementary report will be circulated.





Adoption of Statement of Licensing Policy Principles under S.349 of the Gambling Act 2005

19 - 64


To consider the responses received during the consultation period and adopt the Statement of Licensing Policy Principles under the Gambling Act 2005.





Bracknell Forest Community Governance Review

65 - 68


To seek agreement to commence a full community governance review of the Bracknell Forest borough area.





Meetings Arrangements

69 - 74


To seek approval on the governance arrangements for councillor decision-making meetings when the current arrangements expire on 31 December 2021.





Schedule of meetings 2022-23

75 - 78


To seek approval to the proposed schedule of meetings 2022-23.





Questions Submitted Under Council Procedure Rule 10



By Councillor L Gibson to Councillor Dr Barnard, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning


Following up on the debate regarding provision for Children Looked After, at the last meeting of this full Council, can you please report back on your deliberations?


By Councillor Temperton to Councillor Bettison OBE, Leader of the Council


In order to achieve value for money for residents, how does the Council assess the quality of work delivered versus the cost of contractors and ensure it is in line with the expectations guaranteed throughout the tender process?

How is the work evaluated and the contract reviewed following feedback from customers/residents?








Motions Submitted Under Council Procedure Rule 11



Motion 04/2021 moved by Councillor Temperton seconded by Councillor Neil


The Council asks the Executive to look into providing live streaming of public meetings once we return to face to face meetings


Motion 05/2021 moved by Councillor Turrell seconded by Councillor Brunel-Walker


Bracknell Forest Council fully supports the UK government’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The Council encourages the local aviation industry to contribute to this by adopting, at the earliest opportunity, new operational practices and innovative solutions such as Sustainable Aviation Fuels. The Council recognises that these changes have the potential to cut carbon emissions whilst delivering new employment and economic benefits, nationally and locally, which is welcomed.






















Sound recording, photographing, filming and use of social media is permitted.  Please contact Kirsty Hunt, 01344 353108,, so that any special arrangements can be made.

Published: 16 November 2021