Reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19

A regular and thorough cleaning and hygiene regime is the most effective way of limiting the spread of respiratory infections. Please continue to follow the cleaning regimes when attending meetings by washing hands regularly and using hand sanitisers available across our sites.

Face masks or coverings are optional when attending meetings. Visitors are welcome to wear face masks or coverings as a precaution and everyone should be considerate of those that choose to do so.

A limited number of printed copies of the agenda pack will be available on the day of the meeting. Please access the RBFRS website for a digital copy.Fire Authority meetings are recorded and made available on rbfrs website. Committee meetings are not recorded.

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Accessible Agenda Pack pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Declarations of Interest


To receive declarations of interest from Councillors relating to items to be considered at the meeting, in accordance with the provisions of the Fire Authority’s Local Code of Conduct, and any from Officers.


Minutes of the meeting held on 17 February 2021 pdf icon PDF 332 KB


That the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 February 2021, be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Recommendations of Committees


To note agenda item 10, Appointment Panel Recommendation – Chief Fire Officer has been recommended from the Extraordinary Management Committee on 15 March 2021.



Appointment Panel Recommendation - Chief Fire Officer pdf icon PDF 300 KB



To agree the appointment of Wayne Bowcock, to the role of Chief Fire Officer Designate from early June, and Chief Fire Officer from 20 July, on the salary package outlined in the report.


Royal Berkshire Fire Authority - Pay Policy Statement 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 213 KB



To approve the revised Pay Policy Statement for 2021/2022 for publication, noting the amendments set out in 3.3 and 3.4.

Additional documents:


Minutes of the Standing Committees


To note that the minutes of the following meetings were published on RBFRS website



Date of the Next Meeting

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, at 6.30pm. This meeting will be held remotely. Members of the public will be able to view this meeting on Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service YouTube page.


Exclusion of the Public pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To Resolvethat under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), the public be excluded from the meeting for the following Agenda Items  on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in the Paragraph 5 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the said Act indicated and is exempt information if, and so long as, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


Categories of ‘Exempt Information’ under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.



Part II Minutes of the meeting held on 17 February 2021


That the Part II Minutes of the meeting held on 17 February 2021, be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.