Overview and Scrutiny Commission - Thursday, 6 October 2022 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Kirsty Hunt  01344 353108


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Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute Members.



Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission held on 1 September 2022.



Declarations of Interest and Party Whip

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests and the nature of that interest, including the existence and nature of the party whip, 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.



Urgent Items of Business

Any other items which, pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman decides are urgent.


Public Participation

To receive submissions from members of the public which have been submitted in advance in accordance with the Council’s Public Participation Scheme for Overview and Scrutiny.

Sitting as Crime and Disorder Committee


Community Safety pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive a presentation on, and to consider: the performance of the Community Safety Partnership and the priorities in the Community Safety Plan for the coming year.


The Commission has invited the following guests to address the meeting:

·       Councillor Harrison, Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and

Public Protection

·       Superintendent Helen Kenny, Local Police Commander Bracknell &


·       Alison O’Meara, Head of Community Safety


Members of the Commission are asked to submit technical or detailed questions in advance of the meeting.

Return to sitting as Overview and Scrutiny Commission


Education, Skills and Growth Overview and Scrutiny Panel Report: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider the draft Special Educational Needs and Disabilities review report prepared by the Education, Skills and Growth Overview and Scrutiny Panel for submission to the Executive on 18 October 2022.

Additional documents:



Work Programme Update

Overview and Scrutiny Panel Chairs to provide verbal updates on the work programme and highlight any proposed changes such as scope, scheduling or duration.


Date of next meeting

The next Overview and Scrutiny Commission meeting is scheduled for 3 November 2022.

Forward plan and decisions taken

Commission members are able to view upcoming decisions by looking at Browse forward plans | Bracknell Forest Council ( and consider decisions taken since the last Commission meeting by using this link What's newly published | Bracknell Forest Council ( and altering the date range.