Venue: David Hicks 1 - Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN
Contact: Anne Hunter Democratic & Electoral Services Lead Specialist
To receive any apologies for absence
An apology for absence was submitted from Councillor Charlotte Haitham Taylor.
Declaration of Interest
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There were no declarations of interest submitted.
Public Question Time
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Member Question Time
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Any questions not dealt with within the allotted time will be dealt with in a written reply.
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That the Engagement Summary document be approved, subject to minor amendments put forward at the meeting, and a consultation with the Wokingham Borough community and stakeholders commence.
The Executive considered a report setting out the Engagement Summary for the Borough Plan which summarised the proposed vision and priorities for Wokingham Borough over the next five years.
During discussion of the report Members raised the following matters and asked for appropriate amendments to be made to the Engagement Summary:
· Main Areas of spend the Council also provides:
o The word “housing” should be clarified to show that the responsibility of the Council was limited to the provision of affordable housing;
o It was queried why Libraries were not mentioned;
· Affordable housing: “More people becoming homeless and in priority need”. Members asked that some context be included with the wording as it gave the impression that there were a large number of homeless people in the Borough;
· The Facts: the wording “delayed transfers of care” to be explained.
RESOLVED: That the Engagement Summary document be approved, subject to minor amendments put forward at the meeting, and a consultation with the Wokingham Borough community and stakeholders commence.