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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Committees and Decision Making

West Berkshire Council provides services to local people, agrees policies which affect the district and also acts as a community leader.  To make sure we do this in the right way we use a transparent, but formal, system to make our decisions. 

The majority of decisions are made by councillors elected by local residents.  This is done either through the Executive Committee, through one of the support committees, or by all 43 councillors at full meetings of Council. Individual councillors can also make formal decisions and these are called Individual Executive Member Decisions

You can find a full list of committees here.


View When Our Council Meetings Are Held
Council meetings that are open to the public
Asking a Question at a Meeting
Submitting a question to a public meeting
Search Agendas, Reports, Decisions and Minutes
Search current and past agendas and minutes for Council, committee and sub-committee meetings
Future Committee Decisions
Key decisions in the 'Forward Plan' for discussion at future committee meetings
Reviewing Council Decisions and Performance
The role of scrutiny in monitoring and examining decisions and performance
Getting Involved in Reviewing Council Decisions
Your opportunity to express views on issues currently under review by scrutiny
View Council and Committee Meetings on YouTube
All our public Council and committee meetings are broadcast live on YouTube.
Name and types of council committee and what they do
Full Council Meetings
Executive Committee
District Planning Committee
Joint Public Protection Committee
More List of Committees

Who To Contact

Contact details for West Berkshire Council's Democratic Services Team

01635 519045