Notice of Meeting


Councillor Ms Merry (Mayor)

Councillor Gbadebo (Deputy Mayor)

Councillors Allen, Angell, Atkinson, Dr Barnard, Bettison OBE, Bhandari, Bidwell, 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 Mattick, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle, McLean, Mossom, Neil, Parker, Porter, Skinner, Temperton, Turrell, Virgo and Wade

Wednesday 20 April 2022, 7.30 - 9.00 pm

Hybrid meeting via both Council Chamber - Time Square Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD - and Microsoft Teams

Timothy Wheadon Signature

Timothy Wheadon

Chief Executive







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





Apologies for Absence





Minutes of Previous Meeting

5 - 30


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings of the Council held on 23 February and 24 February 2022.





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.





Presentation from Business Improvement District (BID)



To receive a presentation from Maria Sabey from Fujitsu and Ian Ferguson from Partnerships for Better Business covering progress of the Business Improvement District.





Mayor's Announcements





Executive Report

31 - 34


To receive the Leader’s report on the work of the Executive since the Council meeting held on 23 February 2022.





Review of Contract Standing Orders

35 - 58


To consider the recommendation to replace the Council’s existing Contract Standing Orders with the attached updated version.





Annual Report of Overview and Scrutiny

59 - 80


To receive an update on progress made in respect of the operation and development of Overview and Scrutiny in Bracknell Forest during 2021 - 22.





Champions’ Annual Report

81 - 118


To receive a report on the activities and outcomes of the Council’s Champions 2021 - 2002.





Councillor Development Annual Report

119 - 130


To receive the Councillor Development Annual Report 2021 - 22.





Questions Submitted Under Council Procedure Rule 10



Councillor Temperton to Councillor Dr Barnard, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning


The Ofsted/CQC report on our SEND provision was damning and shameful. Despite the claim ‘children are at the heart of all we do’, we have clearly failed many of our most vulnerable children. Will the portfolio holder for Children, Young People & Learning explain how this happened on his watch and what could have been done to prevent it?


Councillor Temperton to Councillor Dr Barnard, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning


 Which Bracknell Forest Schools have accepted students from other schools as a ‘Managed Move’ since September?


Councillor Bidwell to Councillor Heydon, Executive Member for Transformation and Finance?


This month Bracknell Forest residents will face increases to NI, doubling of the cost of energy bills and an increase in council tax, the maximum permitted. Although there has been social media advice on how to receive the £150 council tax grant can the responsible councillor advise:


·         How much money was in the hardship fund?

·         What has been the take up e.g. number of residents and amount of money given?

·         How many residents who applied via the BFC website have been denied and why?

·         What is the council’s strategy for broadcasting the availability of the hardship fund other than the BFC website?






















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: 8 April 2022