Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider the recommendations of the review
into the assurance processes for residents of registered social
landlords and into the opportunities for registered social
landlords to foster community and individual wellbeing amongst
i. The Executive commissions member development training that supports
strong community leadership for residents in social housing, including the
governance of registered providers and the role of environmental health in
investigating hazards and enforcing statutory checks. Training to be delivered
by December 2021.
ii. The Executive establishes a quarterly all-member briefing for councillors
delivered jointly by Housing officers and the Public Protection Partnership to
discuss housing activities across tenure, initiatives and any matters arising by
iii. The council provides information on its website about what tenants should
expect from their landlords, including statutory health and safety requirements
by July 2021.
iv. The Assistant Director: Customer Experience, Digital and ICT establishes
relationships with digital departments in the registered providers to identify
opportunities to align digital transformation programmes where practical, and
to share learning and good practice by December 2021.
v. The Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing writes to
the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government to express
Bracknell Forest’s support for the strong, proactive consumer regulatory
regime set out in the Social Housing White Paper by May 2021.
The Environment and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Panel concluded their
findings based on the evidence considered and review that was undertaken. The
review report is attached as Appendix A.
The Environment and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Panel assessed several
options as part of the review.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Recommendations to remain within approved budgets
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Delivery
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Meetings and interviews
Registered Social Landlords and
Contact: Kevin Gibbs, Executive Director: Delivery Email: email@example.com.
Report author: Kevin Gibbs
Publication date: 27/04/2021
Date of decision: 27/04/2021
Decided at meeting: 27/04/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 05/05/2021