Council - Wednesday, 14 September 2022 7.30 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: Council Chamber - Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD. View directions

Contact: Philip Sadler  01344 352140


No. Item

The meeting will be opened with prayers by the Mayor's Chaplain


Apologies for Absence


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 13 July 2022.


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.


Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.


Any Member with an affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.


Petition submitted under Council Procedure Rule 9

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 (Public Participation), a petition has been submitted by Ms K O’Neal, resident of Binfield with Warfield, on behalf of Bracknell Climate Action Group. The full text of the petition is set out below:

·         Bracknell needs to join the surrounding unitary authorities in declaring a climate emergency 

·         The council needs to recognise the urgency of climate change and act decisively 

·         The council must develop a measurable, ambitious, target-driven climate strategy that reflects the government’s stated climate targets 

Bracknell Climate Action Group will present a written petition to the meeting together with an online petition available via


Mayor's Announcements


Executive Report pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To receive the Leader’s report on the work of the Executive since the Council meeting held on 13 July 2022.


Council is asked to resolve a recommendation in respect of:

  • Treasury Management

Additional documents:


Special Severance Payments-Statutory Guidance pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To consider the provisions and effect of recently published Statutory guidance on the making and disclosure of Special Severance Payments by local authorities in England.


Pay Policy Statement 2022 pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To review and agree the Pay Policy Statement for 2022/23.


Questions Submitted Under Council Procedure Rule 10

Councillor Temperton to Councillor Birch, Executive Member for Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing


Heathlands was opened in April to ensure Bracknell Residents receive the Specialist care and attention they need. We all welcomed and celebrated this. August and the CQC inspection has declared the rating Inadequate- not safe, not effective, not well led and improvements are needed in care and in service response. The report is damming and concerns some of our most vulnerable residents. 

How did this happen? What checks were missed?

What will the Council be doing to ensure all the improvements are put in place within the time scale specified?


Councillor Bidwell to Councillor Dr Barnard, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning


Presumably the Youth Centre in Braccan Walk is now open for all. What is being provided   there? And what has been the uptake?


Councillor Brown to Councillor Heydon, Executive Member for Transformation and Finance


Considering all the recent serious issues highlighted at the Priestwood Shopping Centre, and the limited budget of £85K available for ‘tidying’ all the neighbourhood shopping centres, what is the true cost to restore our local shopping areas to a state of good repair?


Motion Submitted Under Council Procedure Rule 11

Motion 01/2022 moved by Councillor Temperton and seconded by Councillor Neil


This Council asks the Executive to consider how public buildings can be opened to allow our residents to use them as ‘warm banks’ during this coming winter.