The Board of the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) meets quarterly to make decisions and review progress on the SRA’s programme of work. Meetings are open to the public and members of the press.
Scroll down for information about forthcoming Board meetings and papers, previous Board meetings and papers, Public Question Time, Minutes and Decisions, Members and partner organisations, and individual Board members and substitutes.
The SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meets every six months. Meetings are open to the public and members of the press. The first meeting was at 10.30am on 1 February, 2017 at County Hall in Taunton. Click to go to the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel section of this website. The panel's next meeting will be held at 2pm on Monday, 5 February 2018 in the Wyndham Room at County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY. For more information, contact Somerset County Council's Democratic Services Team on 01823-357628. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Future SRA Board meetings & papers
Quarterly SRA Board meetings are held at the offices of different councils across the county, on a rotating schedule, so as to make it easier for people in different parts of Somerset occasionally to attend a venue nearer to where they live and work.
The next SRA Board meeting will be held at 10am on Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 at the offices of Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT. The agenda and papers for this meeting will be available on this website from Tuesday, 23 January.
Further dates for SRA Board meetings in the 2017-18 financial year are:
- Wednesday, 7 March, 2018, at 10am at Taunton Deane Borough Council
All Board meetings are scheduled to last for two hours.
Previous SRA Board meetings & papers
For information about previous SRA Board meetings - such as Minutes, agendas and associated papers - click on the date in the following list or explore the links in the sidebar to the right (below if you're on a mobile):
- October 20, 2017
- July 21, 2017
- March 13, 2017
- February 8, 2017
- January 16, 2017
- October 26, 2016
- July 27, 2016
- June 20, 2016
- April 20, 2016
- March 23, 2016
- February 10, 2016
- October 21, 2015
- September 23, 2015
- July 22, 2015
- March 25, 2015
- February 27, 2015
Public Question Time
You may ask questions and/or make statements or comments about any matter on the agenda. The length of public question time will be no more than 30 minutes in total.
A slot for Public Question Time is set aside near the beginning of the meeting. However, questions or statements about any matter on the agenda for this meeting may, at the Chair's discretion, be taken at the time when each matter is considered.
If you wish to speak at the meeting then you will need to submit your statement or question in writing at least two clear working days ahead of the meeting. This can be done by sending an email to email@example.com and clearly marking your email "Question for the Board".
You must direct your questions and comments through the Chair. You may not take direct part in the debate, unless invited to do so by the Chair.
The Chair will decide when public participation is to finish.
The amount of time you speak will be restricted normally to two minutes only.
All other queries can be sent to the SRA email address as above. They will be answered within 10 working days.
To read Public Questions submitted to the SRA Board, and answers to those questions, visit the Public Questions to SRA Board page.
SRA Board meeting Minutes & Decisions
Click to see the Minutes & Decisions from SRA Board meetings.
SRA Members and partner organisations
There are 11 partner organisations in Somerset Rivers Authority, shown in the list below.
Partners' existing responsibilities and accountabilities continue unchanged - with increased opportunities to link activities and ensure the SRA work benefits from their collective experience and knowledge.
Each partner organisation has one member on the Board apart from the two Internal Drainage Boards, who each have two members. The declarations of interest of individual Board members can be found by clicking on their names in the list below.
The codes of conduct of the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee do not require the publication of declarations of interest of their nominees.
If a Board member is unable to attend a meeting, a Substitute may attend instead.
Environment Agency, Nick Gupta (Rachel Burden)
Mendip District Council, Cllr John Osman - Chair, (Cllr Tom Killen)
Natural England, Matthew Heard (Donna Gowler)
Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Anne Fraser (Cllr Duncan McGinty)
Somerset County Council, Cllr David Hall (Cllr Clare Aparicio Paul)
- South Somerset District Council, Cllr Ric Pallister (Cllr Nick Weeks)
Taunton Deane Borough Council, Cllr John Williams (Cllr Norman Cavill)
The Axe/Brue Internal Drainage Board, Jeff Fear, Ray Adlam (Cllr Andrew Gilling, Alan Franks)
The Parrett/Tone Internal Drainage Board, Peter Maltby, Tony Bradford - Vice-Chair, (Colin Passmore, David Spicer)
Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee, David Jenkins (John Harris)
West Somerset Council, Cllr Anthony Trollope-Bellew (Cllr Martin Dewdney)