Overview and Scrutiny Commission - Thursday, 29 February 2024 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Louise Connelly  01344 354047


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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 114 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission held on 11 January 2024.



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.


Strategic Health Update - Frimley Park Hospital pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Councillor Megan Wright, Executive Director for Adults Services, Health and Housing, Bracknell Forest Council and Andrew Hunter, Executive Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration will provide an overview of strategic health partnership working in the Borough.


This will be followed by a presentation by Carol Dean, Director of Communications and Engagement at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Nigel Foster, Executive Director of Finance and Estates at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust about the relocation of Frimley Park Hospital.


Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 70 KB

This report recommends the establishment of a Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) between Bracknell Forest Council, Hampshire County Council and Surrey County Council to scrutinise the rebuild of Frimley Park Hospital.

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Council Plan Overview Report pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Council Plan Overview Report (CPOR) covering the third quarter of 2023/24 is attached.


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

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Thames Water Review Report pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Members are asked to review the Thames Water Review Report and consider the recommendations in the covering report.

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Sexual Health Review Scope pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Members are requested to agree the Sexual Health Review scope, to be undertaken by the Health and Care Overview and Scrutiny Panel.

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2023-2027 Overview and Scrutiny Work Plan pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Members of the Commission are asked to agree reviews from the proposed list of topics which have been prioritised by members of the Panel. These will form the basis of the 2024-2027 Overview and Scrutiny work programme.

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Date of next meeting

The next Overview and Scrutiny Commission meeting is scheduled for 4 April 2024.

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.