Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Reading, RG1 2LU (a small number of socially-distanced seats will be available for the press and public)

Contact: Simon Hill - Committee Services Email: (  0118 9372303

Link: Link to observe meeting


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Chair's Announcements


Declarations of Interest


Minutes pdf icon PDF 190 KB


Questions pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To receive any petitions from the public and any questions from the public and Councillors.



Decision Books pdf icon PDF 99 KB


The Avenue School Expansion pdf icon PDF 419 KB

This report seeks scheme and spend approval for the capital investment required to convert The Avenue Centre building to school use, to provide additional SEND places.


Rough Sleeper Drug and Alcohol Treatment Grant pdf icon PDF 251 KB

This report sets out information on a Rough Sleeper Drug and Alcohol Treatment Grant received from Public Health England and a proposal to award the grant in two phases.

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Customer Experience Programme Annual Update pdf icon PDF 452 KB

This report updates the Committee on the successes achieved in year 1 of the Council’s Customer Experience Strategy, and the lessons learned and plans for year 2.



Digital Transformation Strategy pdf icon PDF 396 KB

This report sets out for approval the Council’s draft Digital Transformation Strategy ‘Connected Reading’, together with a recommended work programme for year 1, known as the Digital Accelerator Programme.

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Draft Design Guide for Shopfronts - Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 290 KB

This report seeks the Committee’s approval to undertake community involvement on a Draft Design Guide to Shopfronts Supplementary Planning Document, which gives user-friendly guidance on how planning applications for applications affecting shopfronts will be decided.

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Quarter 4 Performance Report (2020/21) pdf icon PDF 393 KB

This report sets out the provisional revenue and capital outturn positions for the Council’s General Fund and Housing Revenue Account for 2020/21 and performance against the measures of success published in the Council’s Corporate Plan.

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Cemetery Arch, London Road pdf icon PDF 343 KB

This report seeks approval for the proposal to dispose of Cemetery Arch on a 250-year Lease.

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Items for Consideration in Closed Session


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion will be moved by the Chair:


“That, pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) members of the press and public be excluded during consideration of the following items on the agenda, as it is likely that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of that Act”



Declarations of Interest for Closed Session Items


Cemetery Arch, London Road

Item for Consideration by the Committee Acting as Sole Member of Brighter Futures for Children Limited


Brighter Futures for Children - Reserved Matters