Executive - Thursday, 30th June, 2022 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Anne Hunter  Democratic and Electoral Services Lead Specialist


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 395 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Executive Meeting held on 31 March 2022



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




Jan Heard has asked the Executive Member for Planning and Local Plan the following question:



Following comments made by Coalition members on BBC radio Berkshire before the Local Election, will they please take Hall Farm off of the Local Plan Update and also ensure that relevant policies and voices are given full weight in planning matters?  If I can draw attention in particular to the Arborfield and Barkham Neighbourhood Plan, plus all Policies concerned with Views Valued by Residents, those relating to Landscape and Heritage, and the advice of Wokingham Council’s Landscape Officer. 


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




Laura Blumenthal has asked the Executive Member for Finance the following question:



The Council has been provided with over £500,000 in funding from Central Government to help local residents that need support paying for essentials such as food and utility bills. The previous Conservative administration had drawn up plans for how to allocate it, and I’m pleased that the Council is continuing with this. The fallout from the pandemic continues to hit people hard, and the Council must ensure that it’s doing everything it can to help residents. Can the Executive Member provide me with the reassurance that the Council will be able to successfully communicate with families and individuals in need to take up this money – and ensure that there is no money left in September, which is when the Fund needs to all be spent?



Norman Jorgensen has asked the Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Leisure the following question:



Will the Executive Member commit to keeping weekly bin collections in Wokingham Borough?

Matters for Consideration


Revenue Monitoring 2021/22 - Outturn pdf icon PDF 333 KB

Additional documents:


Capital Monitoring 2021/22 - Outturn pdf icon PDF 579 KB

Additional documents:


Tackling Poverty Strategy pdf icon PDF 336 KB

Additional documents:


Community Asset Transfer Review pdf icon PDF 300 KB


Barkham Solar Farm - Procurement Business Case pdf icon PDF 446 KB

Additional documents:


The Executive may exclude the press and public in order to discuss the Part 2 sheets of Agenda Item 10 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 item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended) as appropriate.