SRA Board Meeting 20 April, 2016

A meeting of Somerset Rivers Authority Board was held at the offices of West Somerset Council at 10am on 20 April, 2016. Below is a list of attendees, the agenda and supporting papers.

Minutes of the Somerset Rivers Authority Board meeting on 20 April, 2016

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 Anne Fraser (Sedgemoor District Council)
Andrew Gilling (Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)
Nick Gupta
(Environment Agency)
Matt Heard (Natural England)
David Jenkins (Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee)
Cllr Tom Killen (Mendip District Council)
Peter Maltby (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
Cllr Ric Pallister (South Somerset District Council)
Cllr Anthony Trollope-Bellew (West Somerset Council)
Cllr John Williams
(Taunton District Borough Council)

In Attendance

Rachel Burden (Environment Agency)
Brendan Cleere (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Sarah Diacono (Somerset Rivers Authority)
Cllr David Hall (Somerset County Council)
Paula Hewitt (Somerset County Council)
Barry James (Somerset County Council)
Nick Stevens (Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium)
Iain Sturdy (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
Vega Sturgess (South Somerset District Council)


Doug Bamsey (Sedgemoor District Council)
Kathryn Holdsworth (Defra)
Cllr Duncan McGinty
(Sedgemoor District Council)
Cllr Harvey Siggs (Mendip District Council)


1 Declarations of interest
Purpose: Transparency
All members

2 Draft minutes of previous meeting
Purpose: To agree accuracy
Lead: Chair
Draft Minutes 23 March 2016

3 Public Question Time
Purpose: To give the public chance to ask questions
Lead: Chair

4 Flood Re
Purpose: To update the Board on the latest information from Flood Re
Visiting speaker: Mark Hoban, Chairman of Flood Re

5 Local MoU and Constitution, including delegations
Purpose: To sign
Lead officer: Sarah Diacono
Appendix 1 Task Force Vision, Appendix 3 Prioritisation Process and Criteria 2016-17, Appendix 3 SRA 2016-17 Enhanced Programme Capital, Appendix 3 SRA 2016-17 Enhanced Programme Maintenance, Appendix 3 SRA 2016-17 Enhanced Programme Summary, Appendix 4 Officer Groups Terms of Reference, SRA Delegations, SRA Local MoU - Revised, SRA Local MoU - Revised (showing changes)

6 Revised Urban Water Management Workstream (W3)

Purpose: To agree
Lead officers: Brendan Cleere, Barry James
Revised W3 draft

7 Specific scheme updates a) Bridgwater Barrier b) Upper Tone c) Dredging Strategy
Purpose: To update the Board on key projects
Lead officers: Rachel Burden, Brendan Cleere, Nick Stevens

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.