Decision details

Public Protection Partnership MK II

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the Public Protection Partnership MK II Business Plan following the exit of Wokingham Borough Council from the partnership.


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.

Reasons for the decision:

       i.         The current partnership provides public protection services for three Boroughs. Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, and West Berkshire. Wokingham have given notice to leave the partnership at the end of the financial year 21/22 and as such a bi-borough service will be provided between Bracknell Forest and West Berkshire. It is therefore important that a new PPP service is commenced from 22/23 with revised priorities for the remaining two Authorities.


     ii.         Should agreement not be reached on a contractual relationship with Wokingham cost would be needed in order to retain the levels of service currently provided by the PPP. The greater risk though, would come from the remaining partners not having mitigated costs for all parties where it is reasonable that they could have done.

Alternative options considered:

Detailed within the report

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

Financial comments are contained within the report.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: As contained in the report

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director of Delivery

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Damian James, Assistant Director: Contract Services Email: Tel: 01344 355157.

Report author: Damian James

Publication date: 16/11/2021

Date of decision: 16/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 25/11/2021

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