Overview and Scrutiny Commission - Thursday, 13 January 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: Online only via Teams

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 meetings pdf icon PDF 603 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission held on 7 October and 4 November 2021.

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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.


Highways Capital Programme pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To consider the Highway’s Capital Programme report prepared by the Environment and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Panel to inform the Commission’s scrutiny of the 2022/23 budget proposals.


Budget Consultation pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider the Council’s draft budget proposals for 2022/23 currently under public consultation.

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Council Plan Overview Report DOTX 26 KB

Council Plan Overview Report (CPOR) covering the second quarter of 2021/22 is attached.


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

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Work Programme Update pdf icon PDF 288 KB

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


The Commission to consider the scope for SEND review from the Education, Skills and Growth Panel.


Forward plan and decisions taken

To discuss the forward plan and decisions taken as appropriate.


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.


Date of next meeting

The next Overview and Scrutiny Commission meeting is scheduled for 8 February 2022.