West Berkshire Council


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Contact: Stephen Chard / Charlene Hurd / Rachel Craggs 

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Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for inability to attend the meeting (if any).


Minutes pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings of the Commission held on 9th October 2018 and 6th December 2018.

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Declarations of Interest

To remind Members of the need to record the existence and nature of any personal, disclosable pecuniary or other registrable interests in items on the agenda, in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.



To consider any petitions requiring an Officer response.


Actions from previous Minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To receive an update on actions following the previous Commission meeting.

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West Berkshire Council Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To advise the Commission of items to be considered by West Berkshire Council from 5th February to 31st May 2019 and decide whether to review any of the proposed items prior to the meeting indicated in the Plan.


Corporate Programme and Development & Planning New Ways of Working pdf icon PDF 51 KB


(1)  To advise the Commission of the Council's Corporate Programme and its current areas of activity in order that it might identify projects requiring Overview and Scrutiny involvement.

(2)  To present the report to the Commission setting out the findings of the New Ways or Working review for the Development and Planning Service.

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The Draft Council Strategy 2019-2023 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To present the priorities for improvement and the commitments that are planned for inclusion in the draft new Council Strategy 2019 – 2023 for public consultation.

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Key Accountable Performance 2018/19: Q2 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To scrutinise Q2 outturns against the Key Accountable Measures contained in the 2018/19 Council Performance Framework and consider topics for more detailed investigation. 

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Financial Performance Report: Month Seven pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To inform the OSMC of the latest financial performance of the Council.

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Overview and Scrutiny Management Commission Work Programme pdf icon PDF 21 KB

To receive new items and agree and prioritise the work programme of the Commission for the remainder of the 2018/19 Municipal Year.