16 November 2021

5.02  - 5.54 pm



Councillors Bettison OBE (Chair), Dr Barnard (Vice-Chairman), D Birch, Harrison, Mrs Hayes MBE, Heydon and Turrell

Apologies for absence were received from:

Councillors Brunel-Walker


199.       Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.



200.       Minutes

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Executive on 19 October 2021 together with the accompanying decision records be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Leader.



201.       Executive Decisions

The Executive discussed the following items in an advisory capacity and made the

following recommendations to the appropriate executive members who were to make

the formal decisions under the powers delegated to them by the Leader:



202.       Education Capital Strategy 2022-26

RECOMMENDED to the Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning that the proposed plan to develop a new Capital Strategy for Education & Learning 2022-26 is noted.



203.       Equality Scheme 2021-26

RECOMMENDED to the Executive Member for Council Strategy and Community Cohesion that the Council’s Equality Scheme 2022-25 be approved for publication.



204.       All Age Advocacy Tender

RECOMMENDED that the Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning the Executive approve the Strategic Procurement Plan for procuring a provider for all age advocacy for Bracknell Forest residents.



205.       Household Support Grant Distribution and Procurement

RECOMMENDED that the Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning


      i.        agrees the proposed routes to spend the Household Support Fund by the end of March 2022.


     ii.        approves the Strategic Procurement Plan for purchasing supermarket vouchers.



206.       Exclusion of Public and Press

RESOLVED that pursuant to Regulation 21 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) Regulations 2000, members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the consideration of items 10, 11 and 12  which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information under the following category of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972:


(3)        Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority).



207.       Public Protection Partnership MK II

RECOMMENDED that the Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection:


      i.        agrees the suggested priorities for the service for 22/23.


     ii.        agrees to the proposed contractual position with Wokingham Council in order to protect existing PPP services.



208.       Procurement of Corporate Cleaning Contract

RECOMMENDED that the Executive Member for Transformation and Finance


      i.        agrees to the extension of the current contract arrangements until 30th August 2022 to align with the schools’ academic year.


     ii.        approves the Strategic Procurement Plan for Corporate Cleaning.



209.       Approval to Spend S106 Commuted Sum Monies to Acquire Move-On Properties for Single Homeless Households

RECOMMENDED that the Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing RECOMMEND to Council that they:


      i.        Approve the total capital spend commencing in the 2021-22 financial year, in order to purchase 6 properties to ensure that Council has suitable temporary emergency affordable housing.


    ii.        Approve that a proportion of this total to be funded through S106 affordable


   iii.        Approve borrowing to fund the remaining balance. The cost of borrowing and MRP (minimum revenue provision) will be met by net rental income so will be cost neutral.
























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