Integrated Enforcement Review, Environment and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Panel - Wednesday, 2 March 2022 5.00 pm

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Apologies for Absence/Substitute Members

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


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.


Thames Valley Police

The Panel will speak to the Deputy Local Policing Area Commander for Bracknell and Wokingham, Chief Inspector Helen Kenny from Thames Valley Police about The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS).


Evidence Pack

The first meeting of this review was held in private and so an agenda, which contained the evidence pack for the entire review, was not published. Please see below for the contents of the evidence pack.


Scope of the Review pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Describes the background to and the scope of this Integrated Enforcement focused review.


Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS)

The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) and Railway Safety Accreditation Scheme (RSAS) create a framework for public and private bodies to work in partnership with the police, providing an additional uniformed presence in communities and on the rail network to assist in reducing criminality and anti-social behaviour.


After successful company approval employees of that company must apply for accreditation with their local police force. To achieve accreditation an individual must be vetted and approved by the Chief Police Officer of the area they work in, and successfully complete the required training.


More information can be found here:

Case studies





Thames Valley Police - CSAS

The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) allows organisations and their employees working in community safety to be given targeted police powers by the Chief Constable. These powers can help them become more effective in their role and contribute to community safety and security, as well as combat crime and disorder, public nuisance and anti-social behaviour.


More details can be found through the link below:


Parking in Bracknell Forest

For more information on parking enforcement in Bracknell Forest please click on the following link. Includes literature on the role of the Civil Enforcement Officers and the Police in parking enforcement.


Enforcement & Parking Management Strategy for Bracknell Forest Council 2019-2024 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

This Parking Strategy covers the period 2019 to 2024. The main focus of this strategy is to provide the Council’s policy framework for managing parking across the Borough to ‘provide parking where appropriate and control parking where necessary’.


Bracknell Forest Council Local Enforcement Plan - Planning pdf icon PDF 301 KB

This document sets out the approach Bracknell Forest Council adopts in relation to breaches of planning rules in Bracknell Forest. More information can be found on the website:


Fly-tipping in Bracknell Forest

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) works with West Berkshire Council, Wokingham Borough Council and Bracknell Forest Council to enforce legislation relating to unlawful waste collection and illegal dumping of waste across our area.


For more information on the PPP:


For information on fly tipping processes in Bracknell Forest see link below:


Environmental Health and Licensing - Public Protection Partnership pdf icon PDF 189 KB

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) is a shared service delivering Environmental Health, Licensing and Trading Standards to over 450,000 people and 10,000 businesses on behalf of three authorities (Partners), Bracknell Forest Council, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council.


Further information:


Joint Enforcement Teams (JET) in Surrey

The Joint Enforcement Teams in Surrey see council officers working collectively with the police to combat local issues such as noise, anti-social behaviour and low-level crime. The teams have proven to provide a fast and effective response as well as providing a visible presence to deter offenders.


Over the course of the pilots in Reigate & Banstead, and Spelthorne, the teams have been involved in dealing with a wide range of issues.


Reigate and Banstead Joint Enforcement Team


Council officers with enforcement powers including the Joint Enforcement Team, Community Safety Team, Environmental Health Officers, Civil Enforcement Officers (Traffic Wardens) and Planning Enforcement Officers work in partnership with Police Officers from the Reigate & Banstead Neighbourhood Team to provide a quicker, more robust response to those causing persistent nuisance, making Reigate and Banstead an even better place to live, work and visit.


Together, they use shared legal powers and different approaches to enforcement to more effectively deal with problems and improve the public’s sense of safety.


For more info:


British Parking Association Statistics

For information and statistics on council ticket appeals and parking accounts provided the British Parking Association see link below:


Dog fouling

The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 makes it an offence for any person in control of a dog not to remove dog faeces after fouling on designated public areas. A fixed penalty notice can be issued to offenders and they can be fined up to £1,000 by the magistrates' courts if this is not paid.


Action can only be taken if the offence is seen and someone is prepared to act as a witness.


Further information: