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Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 303 KB

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


Minutes pdf icon PDF 601 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Commission held on 25 April 2024 and 9 May 2024.

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Actions from previous Minutes pdf icon PDF 272 KB

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


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 305 KB

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.


Petitions pdf icon PDF 302 KB

Purpose: To consider any petitions requiring an Officer response.


Waste Strategy pdf icon PDF 444 KB

Purpose: To provide information to assist the Scrutiny Commission in reviewing the development of the Council’s new Waste Strategy.

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2023/24 Performance Report Year End pdf icon PDF 321 KB

Purpose: To provide assurance that the priority areas in the Council Strategy 2023-2027 are being managed effectively, and where performance has fallen below the expected level, present information on the remedial action taken and the impact of that action. To ensure effective oversight to Councillors, staff and residents regarding progress made towards the achievement of the outcomes detailed in the Council Strategy Delivery Plan.

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Revenue Report Outturn 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Purpose: To report on the financial performance of the Council against the revenue budget. The report is Quarter Four, the provisional outturn position for the 2023/24 financial year. The report is highlighting the financial position at each quarter of the financial year and impact on the Council’s General Fund position. This allows the Executive and Scrutiny Commission to consider the implications and the actions that have been taken to mitigate and manage the position.


Capital Financing Performance Report Outturn 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 723 KB

Purpose: The capital financing performance report provided to Members reports on the under or overspends against the Council’s approved capital budget and proposed reprofiling of planned expenditure into subsequent financial years.  This report presents the provisional outturn position for financial year 2023/24 against the approved capital programme and financing implications for financial year 2024/25.


Annual Scrutiny Report 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Purpose: The Annual Scrutiny report for 2023/24 provides a summary of the work of the Scrutiny Commission, and Health Scrutiny Committee, as well as the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

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Appointment of Task and Finish Groups pdf icon PDF 307 KB

Purpose: To agree the terms of reference and membership for any task and finish groups that the Scrutiny Commission may wish to appoint to undertake in-depth scrutiny reviews.


Task and Finish Group Updates pdf icon PDF 306 KB

Purpose: To receive updates from the chairmen of task and finish groups appointed by the Scrutiny Commission.


Health Scrutiny Committee Update pdf icon PDF 307 KB

Purpose: To receive an update from the Chairman of the Health Scrutiny Committee.


West Berkshire Council Forward Plan May to August pdf icon PDF 381 KB

Purpose: To advise the Commission of items to be considered by West Berkshire Council’s Executive and to decide whether to review any of these items prior to the meeting indicated in the Forward Plan.


Overview and Scrutiny Management Commission Work Programme pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Purpose: To receive new items and agree and prioritise the work programme of the Commission.