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SRA Board meeting 13 March, 2017

A meeting of the Somerset Rivers Authority Board was held at 10am on Monday, 13 March, 2017, at the offices of Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT.

     

Minutes of SRA Board meeting 13 March 2017 

SRA Board Summary of Decisions 13 March 2017

Members of SRA Board:
Cllr John Osman – Chairman (Somerset County Council)
Tony Bradford – Vice-Chairman (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
Ray Adlam (Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)
Jeff Fear (Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)
Cllr Anne Fraser (Sedgemoor District Council)
Nick Gupta (Environment Agency)
John Harris (Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee)
Matthew Heard
(Natural England)
Cllr Tom Killen (Mendip District Council)
Peter Maltby (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
Cllr Ric Pallister (South Somerset District Council)
Cllr John Williams (Taunton Deane Borough Council)

In Attendance:
Emma Beardsley (Somerset County Council)
Rachel Burden (Environment Agency)
Sarah Diacono (Somerset Rivers Authority)
Paula Hewitt (Somerset County Council)
Nick Stevens (Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium)

Apologies:
Cllr David Hall (Somerset County Council)
David Jenkins (Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee)    

Agenda

1 Declarations of interest
Purpose: Transparency
All members

2 Minutes of previous meeting February 8, 2017
Purpose: To agree accuracy
Lead: Chair
Draft minutes of SRA Board meeting 8 February 2017

3 Public Question Time

Purpose: To give the public chance to ask questions
Lead: Chair

4 Precepting legislation

Purpose: To update the Board on progress of legislation
Lead: Chair

PLEASE NOTE: The reports for Item 5 are not confidential, with the exception of one paper which has been made available only to Members. This does contain exempt information and is therefore marked Confidential – Not for Publication. At any point if Members wish to discuss information within this paper then the Board will be asked to agree the following resolution to exclude the press and public:

Exclusion of the Press and Public
 
To consider passing a resolution under Regulation 4 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 to exclude the press and public from the meeting on the basis that if they were present during the business to be transacted there would be a likelihood of disclosure of exempt information, within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

Reason: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

5 2017/18 Budget 
   
Purpose: Decision
Lead: Emma Beardsley
Board paper 2017-18 SRA Budget, SRA Budget 2017-18

PLEASE NOTE: The reports for Item 6 are not confidential, with the exception of one paper which has been made available only to Members. This does contain exempt information and is therefore marked Confidential – Not for Publication. At any point if Members wish to discuss information within this paper then the Board will be asked to agree the following resolution to exclude the press and public:

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider passing a resolution under Regulation 4 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 to exclude the press and public from the meeting on the basis that if they were present during the business to be transacted there would be a likelihood of disclosure of exempt information, within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

Reason: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

6 2017/18 Enhanced Programme

Purpose: Decision
Lead: Sarah Diacono
Board paper 2017-18 SRA Enhanced Programme, 2017-18 SRA Enhanced Programme List, 2017-18 SRA Enhanced Programme Map, 2017-18 SRA Enhanced Programme Summary

7 2017-18 Calendar of meetings    
Purpose: Decision     
Lead: Sarah Diacono
Calendar of 2017-18 SRA meetings

8 Flood Action Plan specific update
Sowy/King's Sedgemoor Drain (KSD)
Purpose: To update the Board on key projects
Lead: Rachel Burden
Update on Sowy/KSD project

9 Any Other Business
Purpose: To raise urgent items (agreed with John Osman prior to the 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.