SRA Board Meeting 22 July, 2015

A meeting of the Somerset Rivers Authority Board was held at the offices of South Somerset District Council on the morning of 22 July, 2015. Below are links to a summary of decisions and the minutes, plus lists of those in attendance, the agenda and supporting papers.

SRA Board Meeting Summary of Decisions 22 July 2015

SRA Board Meeting Minutes 22 July 2015

Members of the Board

Cllr John Osman - Chairman (Somerset County Council)
Tony Bradford - Vice-Chairman (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
Ray Adlam (Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)
Cllr Martin Dewdney (West Somerset Council)
Jeff Fear (Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)
Nick Gupta (Environment Agency)
Matt Heard (Natural England)
David Jenkins (Wessex RFCC)
Peter Maltby (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
Cllr Duncan McGinty (Sedgemoor District Council)
Cllr Ric Pallister (South Somerset District Council)
Cllr Harvey Siggs (Mendip District Council)
Cllr John Williams (Taunton District Borough Council)

In Attendance

Doug Bamsey (Sedgemoor District Council)
Emma Beardsley (Somerset County Council)
Martin Buckle (Somerset Rivers Authority)
Rachel Burden (Environment Agency)
Sarah Diacono (Somerset Rivers Authority)
Barry James (Somerset County Council)
Melanie Roberts (Somerset County Council)


Paula Hewitt (Somerset County Council)
Cllr Anthony Trollope-Bellew (West Somerset Council)


1 Declarations of Interest 
Purpose: Transparency
All members

2 Minutes of previous meeting 
Purpose: To agree accuracy
Lead: Chair
SRA Board Meeting Minutes 25 March 2015 

3 Public Question Time 
Purpose: Please submit your question in writing via email with a 2 working day notice period to: sra@somerset.gov.uk 
Lead: Chair

4 Local Memorandum of Understanding & Constitution - supporting officer groups and Technical Group Terms of Reference 
Purpose: Decision
Lead Officer: Barry James
SRA Technical Group Terms of Reference

5 Byelaws 
Purpose: Update on the use of Byelaws suggestion 
Lead Officer: Barry James
Byelaws SRA July 15

6 Quarterly progress reports including; Financial Report, Enhanced Maintenance Programme & Common Works Programme 
Purpose: To consider and make recommendations 
Lead Officers: Emma Beardsley, Iain Sturdy, Martin Buckle
Financial report Q1, Enhanced Maintenance Programme Q1, Common Works Programme Q1

7 Flood Action Plan- Leaders Status Report, with a focus on Parrett dredging & Parrett Barrier 
Purpose: Progress update, by exception
Lead Officers: Sarah Diacono, Rachel Burden, Doug Bamsey
Leaders Status Report May-June 15

8 The Economic Impact Assessment 
Purpose: To discuss the key points of the report 
Lead Officer: Melanie Roberts
Economic Impact Assessment, Summary of Economic Impact Assessment

9 DCLG/Defra/SRA Sustainable funding officer review
Purpose: Provide update on member governance timetable for preferred option decision 
Lead Officer: Sarah Diacono

10 AOB 
Purpose: To raise urgent items (agreed with John Osman prior to meeting) 
Lead: Chair                           

If you would like to get in touch please contact us at sra@somerset.gov.uk or tel: 01823 355111
The Flood Action Plan is now overseen by the Somerset Rivers Authority and can be contacted on the above.