Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider the recommendations from the
review into Integrated Enforcement. The review will explore
alternative service delivery models for enforcement which can
consistently and effectively improve enforcement services in
Bracknell Forest, but also be flexible enough to respond to
That the Environment and Communities Overview & Scrutiny Panel’s recommendations:
1. To introduce the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) as a new standard from January 2023:
• To provide appropriate officers with training, ensuring they become accredited.?
• To encourage other appropriate officers to participate in becoming accredited where practical and where resource is available.
2. To introduce an allocation process where a team or officer is assigned as the lead for the duration of an enforcement case by November 2022.
3. To develop enforcement strategies encouraging greater collaboration across services and with partners, this being an ongoing process but with an update on its progress in 12 months’ time, recognising that progress may be impacted by the outcomes of the Panel’s upcoming review of the Council’s enforcement strategies.
4. To run regular educational and awareness campaigns on enforcement policies and activities for residents, including information campaigns on the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme as it is introduced, with good enforcement being publicised and celebrated, particularly when it involves a joint working approach.
The Overview and Scrutiny Commission has endorsed the review recommendations, taking into account the review report and the views of the Statutory Scrutiny Officer.
To agree the recommendations in part, to ask for further work to be undertaken or simply to note the Panel report.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: The review seeks to engage and influence those responsible for enforcement and explore potential avenues of different levels of integration. Any financial implications for Bracknell Forest Council arising from the recommendations will either be a) confirmed as remaining within existing approved budgets, b) fully costed or c) identified as requiring a feasibility study to be completed.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Delivery
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Mapping exercise; desk top analysis,
interviews, evidence gathering sessions.
- Carrying out a mapping exercise to establish
which officers in the Council currently have enforcement
responsibilities, for example car park enforcement, licensing,
environmental health, community safety, Planning Enforcement,
- Interviewing good practice within other local authorities,
- Interviewing representatives from various departments within the Council, the Parish and Town Councils and Thames Valley Police.
- Overview and Scrutiny Commission will review report
Contact: Joey Gurney, Governance and Scrutiny Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Joey Gurney
Publication date: 29/09/2022
Date of decision: 29/09/2022
Decided at meeting: 29/09/2022 - Executive
Effective from: 07/10/2022