West Berkshire Council

List of Committees

Click the links on this page to find agendas and papers from each committee.


Full Council Meetings
Responsible for setting the budget and financial strategies, planning and transport policies, health and wellbeing strategies and the Council Strategy, as well as agreeing any changes to the Constitution
Personnel Committee
Responsible for making changes to Human Resources policies and procedures, appointing staff at Head of Service level and above by means of an Appointments Panel, and for deciding requests for the early release of pensions, subject to Executive Committee approval.
Executive Committee
The main decision-making body of the council, with responsibilities across specific areas of operation (portfolios) including highways, transport, planning, environment, housing, children and young people, education, communities, finance, health and wellbeing.
Health and Wellbeing Board
Responsible for improving the health and wellbeing of the population across the district, by developing improved and joined-up health and social care services.
Individual Member Executive Decisions
For members of the Council's Executive (Portfolio Holders) to make certain decisions as individuals. These decisions still require a report to be written and published and are subject to scrutiny.
Overview and Scrutiny Management Commission
Responsible for examining, or reviewing, the decisions, policies and services of West Berkshire Council and in some cases those of other organisations and partners
Eastern Area Planning Committee
Considers planning applications submitted from Aldermaston, Basildon, Birch Copse, Bucklebury, Burghfield, Calcot, Mortimer, Pangbourne, Purley on Thames, Sulhamstead, Thatcham Central, Thatcham North, Thatcham South and Crookham, Thatcham West, Theale and Westwood.
Western Area Planning Committee
Considers planning applications submitted from Chieveley, Clay Hill, Cold Ash, Compton, Downlands, Falkland, Greenham, Hungerford, Kintbury, Lambourn Valley, Northcroft, St John's, Speen, Victoria.
Licensing Committee
Meets to carry out the functions of the council as licensing authority in respect of the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005.
Licensing Sub-Committee
Considers licensing applications where representations are received on an ad-hoc basis.
Governance and Ethics Committee
Considers and makes recommendations to the Council on: promoting high standards of conduct and to consider any complaints where there is an allegation that a District, Town or Parish Councillor may have breached their organisation's Code of Conduct; proposed changes to the Constitution; reviewing the council's financial statements; reviewing the external auditors' annual audit letter and ensures that Council is monitoring and managing its risks effectively.
District Planning Committee
Considers recommendations from the Western and Eastern Area Planning Committees
Joint Public Protection Committee
Provides strategic direction and makes key decisions regarding the Joint Public Protection Service. This is a shared service, provided by Bracknell Forest District Council, West Berkshire District Council and Wokingham Borough Council, that carries out each Council's functions in respect of environmental health, licensing, gambling and trading standards.
Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education (SACRE)
Advises the local education authority on matters connected with religious worship in schools and on the religious education (RE) given in accordance with an agreed syllabus.

Who To Contact

Contact details for West Berkshire Council's Democratic Services Team

01635 519045