Notice of Meeting

Overview and Scrutiny Commission

Councillor Angell (Chair), Councillor Virgo (Vice-Chair),

Councillors Mrs Birch, Brossard, Gbadebo, MJ Gibson, Mrs Mattick, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle, McLean, Mossom, Porter and Temperton

Thursday 7 April 2022, 6.30  - 8.00 pm

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








Apologies for Absence



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





Minutes of previous meeting

5 - 8


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission held on 8 February 2022.





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.




Sitting as Strategic Health Scrutiny Committee





New Heatherwood Hospital

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To receive a presentation on the opening of the new Heatherwood Hospital and the facilities and services to be provided there from the end of March 2022. The Commission would like to understand the Trust’s approach and the impact on Bracknell Forest residents.


The Commission has invited the following guests to address the meeting:


·         Carol Deans, Director of Communications and Engagement, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

·         Dan Bradbury, Chief Operations Officer, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Members of the Commission are asked to submit technical or detailed questions in advance of the meeting.


Evidence pack:

·         Briefing note on service provision including footfall figures for Bracknell Forest patients

·         Presentation slides

·         Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust website for more information on the new approach, services, the story so far and latest news




Return to sitting as Overview and Scrutiny Commission





Council Plan Overview Report

47 - 72


Council Plan Overview Report (CPOR) covering the third quarter of 2021/22 is attached.


Members of the Commission are asked to submit technical or detailed questions in advance of the meeting.





Health and Care Overview and Scrutiny Panel Report: mental health

73 - 96


To consider the draft mental health review report prepared by the Health and Care Overview and Scrutiny Panel for submission to the Executive on 26 April 2022.





Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report

97 - 118


To consider the draft Overview and Scrutiny Annual review report prepared by the Chairs of the Commission and Overview and Scrutiny Panels for submission to Council on 20 April 2022.





Work Programme Update



Overview and Scrutiny Panel Chairs to provide verbal updates on the work programme and highlight any proposed changes such as scope, scheduling or duration.




Date of next meeting

The next Overview and Scrutiny Commission meeting is scheduled for 12 May 2022.



Forward plan and decisions taken

Commission members are able to view upcoming decisions by looking at Browse forward plans | Bracknell Forest Council ( and consider decisions taken since the last Commission meeting by using this link What's newly published | Bracknell Forest Council ( and altering the date range.





















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: 30 March 2022