Bulletin No: IB/1101, Councillors' Information Bulletin - Tuesday, 12th October, 2021

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Delegated Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 16 KB

Delegated planning decisions for the week beginning 4 October 2021 are attached.  Contact for enquiries: Jean McPherson, Group Manager (Development Management) on


Cancellation of Temporary Traffic Regulation Order: Martyrs Avenue, Langley Green pdf icon PDF 50 KB

The temporary road closure scheduled to commence on 18 October 2021 for up to 5 days at Martyrs Avenue, Langley Green has been cancelled.  The original Temporary Traffic Regulation Order is attached.  Please direct any queries to


Response to Councillor Question Asked at the Full Council Meeting on 14 July 2021

At the last Full Council meeting held on 14 July 2021 (minute 12 refers) Councillor B Burgess asked Councillor Jones (as Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Community Engagement) a question regarding CRB/DBS checks.  The following response has been provided:


Question: AtWSCC, a CRB/DBS isautomatically carried out following elections,in your presentCabinet rolewhat are your thoughtsabout renewingthe practice here especiallyas we have somany new councillors?


Response. Councillors are not required to undertake DBS checks by virtue of being a councillor alone. However, in some cases where councillors are likely to come into contact with ‘regulated activity’ with vulnerable groups determined by the Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) then they are eligible. This could be councillors involved in Children and Education services and Health and Adult Social Care.  The Council is of course aware that some Elected Members may have had DBS checks, albeit in another capacity, for example if they are School Governor etc. Elected Members who do not carry out any of the specific educational and/or social service functions but who attend community events, take surgeries or visit local residents in their own home where they have access to the general public, including children, do not meet the legislative criteria, as outlined in the DBS framework.


Staff Changes: September 2021

Staff changes for September are attached for Councillors only.


Press Releases

Press releases are available at