Executive - Thursday, 30th January, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: David Hicks 1 - Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN. View directions

Contact: Anne Hunter  Democratic and Electoral Services Lead Specialist

No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Executive Meeting held on 28 November 2019 and the Extraordinary Executive Meetings held on 23 December 2019 and 15 January 2020


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Declaration of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest


Public Question Time

To answer any public questions


A period of 30 minutes will be allowed for members of the public to ask questions submitted under notice.


The Council welcomes questions from members of the public about the work of the Executive


Subject to meeting certain timescales, questions can relate to general issues concerned with the work of the Council or an item which is on the Agenda for this meeting.  For full details of the procedure for submitting questions please contact the Democratic Services Section on the numbers given below or go to


Michael Smith asked the Executive Member for Highways and Transport the following question:



Traffic congestion in and around the eastern end of Lower Earley and Winnersh generally is getting worse, with hundreds of cars, buses and lorries stalled in long traffic queues on all main routes for many hours during extended morning and evening peak periods each weekday. The improvements to the Showcase end of Lower Earley Way have had a small effect currently, but the increases in traffic from the Strategic Development Locations is quickly adding to the existing congestion as more homes are occupied. Aside from the completion of the Winnersh Bypass Phase 2, what other plans does the Council have to alleviate these problems for vehicle movements specifically in this area?


Member Question Time

To answer any member questions


A period of 20 minutes will be allowed for Members to ask questions submitted under Notice


Any questions not dealt with within the allotted time will be dealt with in a written reply


Gary Cowan asked the Executive Member for Highways and Transport the following question:



With reference to the recent TfSE Transport Strategy Consultation. What implications does the Council see this might have for the Council and its evolving consultation starting next month on housing delivery to 2036?



Prue Bray asked the Executive Member for Environment and Leisure the following question:



I am asking this for an older resident who for health and age reasons, does not feel able to come to the committee in person, so has asked me to ask this question on his behalf.


Unfortunately in November he was left battered and bruised by a fall in the bottom part of Denmark Street near Stitchery Do in Wokingham Town Centre after tripping on the pavement.  He contacted the Council to ask when the pavement in that part of Denmark Street would be brought up to the same standard as the Market Place, and was told that the area of pavement in question would be inspected for faults.  He asked to be told what the inspection found. 


That was on 3rd December.  He asked again on 10th January.  As of the date of writing this question, 21st January, he still has not had a response.  He hopes that an answer will be forthcoming tonight.  So please, when the area of pavement outside Stitchery Do was inspected after his fall, what did the inspection show?

Matters for Consideration


Shareholders' Report pdf icon PDF 591 KB


Revenue Budget Monitoring Report FY2019/20 - Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

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Capital Monitoring 2019/20 - end of December 2019 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

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Chief Finance Officer's Report pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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Temporary Closure Remenham Footpath 4 Henley Festival pdf icon PDF 287 KB

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Central and Eastern Berkshire Joint Minerals and Waste Plan: Sand and Gravel Provision and Operator Performance Regulation 18 Consultation pdf icon PDF 412 KB

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Options for the Management of the New Arborfield Primary School Provision pdf icon PDF 182 KB


South Wokingham Community Facility Operator pdf icon PDF 287 KB


Acquisition of a Property within the Borough pdf icon PDF 124 KB

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The Executive may exclude the press and public in order to discuss the Part 2 sheets of Agenda Item 84 above and to do so it must pass a resolution in the following terms:


That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended) as appropriate.