Council - Wednesday, 22 February 2023 7.30 pm

Venue: Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD

Contact: Harry Rigg  01344 352119


No. Item

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


Apologies for Absence


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 11 January 2023.


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.


Mayor's Announcements


Executive Report pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To receive the Leader’s report on the work of the Executive since the Council meeting held on 11 January 2023.


Council is asked to resolve a recommendation in respect of:

  • The revised polling district and polling place scheme



Financial Plans and Revenue Budgets 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider recommendations in respect of:


·        Capital Programme 2023/24 – 2024/25


·        Revenue Budget 2023/24


·        Council Tax 2023/24


The supporting information has been circulated as a supplement and is available with this agenda on the Council website.

Additional documents:


Annual update of the Council's Pay Statement pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To consider the Pay Policy Statement for 2023/24.


Appointment of Deputy Electoral Registration Officers pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To authorise the appointment of Deputy Electoral Registration Officers.


Questions Submitted Under Council Procedure Rule 10

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


The result of the Inspection by CQC of Heathlands Care Centre in August was ‘Inadequate’.


Can the Council be given an update on the situation there now?



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


Following the very concerning reports of Home Care visits being unofficially cut to five or six minutes instead of the allocated time, residents are anxious for assurance that this could not happen in Bracknell Forest.


Can you tell us how the period of time that the Carer actually spends with the resident and quality of provision allocated in the care packages financed by Bracknell Forest are monitored?