Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the new Council Plan.
The Executive RECOMMENDS to Council that they approve the Council Plan 2019-2023.
1. Since becoming a Unitary Authority in 1998 the Council has made savings in its annual revenue spending in excess of £80m. Of this over £18m has been removed from budgets in the last few years. By all comparative measures, the Council provides value for money. However, pressure on public sector spending remains and further significant savings will be needed over the next five years.
2. The Council Plan is rooted firmly in the Conservative election manifesto of 2019. It puts these election commitments made then into the current financial context to provide the organisation with a strategic direction and framework to meet the challenges ahead. In order to meet this challenge, the council needs to find a framework for delivering services that allows us to adapt, innovate, find new ways of working and, in some cases, reduce what we do.
None – the Council needs a comprehensive Council Plan to provide a coherent
framework to guide and prioritise its many activities over the life of this Council.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: No direct financial impact but the proposals will be costed as part of the annual budget process.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Chief Executive.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Corporate Management Team.
Contact: Harjit Hunjan, Head of Community Engagement and Equalities Email: Harjit.Hunjan@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 351542.
Report author: Harjit Hunjan
Publication date: 22/10/2019
Date of decision: 22/10/2019
Decided at meeting: 22/10/2019 - Executive
Effective from: 30/10/2019