Virtual, Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee - Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Neil Carr  Democratic & Electoral Services Specialist

Note: Virtual Meeting 


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To receive any apologies for absence.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 250 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 19 February 2020.



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 this committee.


Subject to meeting certain timescales, questions can relate to general issues concerned with the work of the Committee 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


Member Question Time

To answer any Member questions.


Gary Cowan asked the Chairman the following question:


Wokingham Borough Council in a press release on the 26th May stated that it is working hard to monitor the impact that Covid-19 is having on the local Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community. Evidence continues to emerge that the pandemic could be having a disproportionate impact on our BME communities with a higher proportion of Covid-19 deaths reported.


I very much welcome this very positive initiative so my question therefore is:


As Wokingham Borough Council must have access to Covid-19 information for all Wokingham’s affected residents to be able to monitor its impact ranging from those with the disease including those who recovered, those who sadly passed away either in Hospitals, Care Homes or at home, is it possible to publish a Borough Map showing areas where there are virus spikes as other authorities/countries have done? 



Lindsay Ferris asked the Chairman the following question:


How many residents of Wokingham Borough are known to have caught Covid-19, and of this total, how many have unfortunately died?


Covid-19 Pandemic - the Council's Response pdf icon PDF 540 KB

To consider the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the process for detailed Scrutiny of specific issues by the four Overview and Scrutiny Committees.

Additional documents:


Committee Work Programmes 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 509 KB

To discuss the work programme of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee and Overview and Scrutiny Committees for 2020-21.

Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent

A Supplementary Agenda will be issued by the Chief Executive if there are any other items to consider under this heading.