Community and Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 28th November, 2023 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Neil Carr  Democratic & Electoral Services Specialist


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 November 2023.


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


Nick Dyer has asked the Chair the following question:

The consultation states that usage of the Centre has declined 26% post-Covid, particularly among the over 60s.


In a response to a Freedom of Information Act Request council officers gave the following figures for “footfall” at the centre as:


·         Y/E MARCH 19 115,071

·         Y/E MARCH 20 151,577 – a spike coinciding with the temporary closure of Carnival Pool facilities

·         Y/E MARCH 21  29,286 – Covid affected

·         Y/E MARCH 22  72,785 – Covid affected

·         Y/E MARCH 23 105,399 – a reduction of less than 10% on the base year.


How were these, very precise, footfall numbers calculated and how was the age-related data collected?



Member Question Time

To answer any Member questions.


St Crispin's Leisure Centre

To consider an updated report on the future of the leisure centre, following the discussion at the Committee’s meeting on 14 November 2023.

Additional documents:


Litter Bins Task & Finish Group pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To consider the draft Terms of Reference for the proposed Litter Bins Task & Finish Group.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To consider the Committee’s work programme for 2023/24.


Action Tracker pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider the regular Action Tracker report.

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