SRA Board Meeting 23 March 2016

A meeting of the Somerset Rivers Authority Board was held in the Wyndham Room at Somerset County Council on the morning of 23 March, 2016. Below is a link to a summary of decisions, plus lists of those in attendance, the agenda and supporting papers.

SRA Board Summary of Decisions 23 March 2016

Minutes of Somerset Rivers Authority Board meeting on 23 March, 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)
Jeff Fear
(Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)
Cllr Anne Fraser (Sedgemoor District Council)
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

Stuart Brown (Mendip District Council)
Rachel Burden (Environment Agency)
Brendan Cleere (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Sarah Diacono (Somerset Rivers Authority)
Julian Gale (Somerset County Council)
Cllr David Hall (Somerset County Council)
Nick Stevens (Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium)
Iain Sturdy (Parrett IDB)
Vega Sturgess (South Somerset District Council)


Doug Bamsey (Sedgemoor District Council)
Brendan Cleere
(Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Kathryn Holdsworth (Defra)
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 10th February 2016

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

4 2016/17 a) SRA 2016/17 programme of work b) 2016/17 budget
Purpose: To make a decision
Lead officer: SRA Manager
SRA 2016_17 Maintenance Programme, SRA 2016_17 Capital Programme, Proposed Budget 2016_17, SRA 2016_17 Programme Summary, Map of Combined Schemes
5 Flood Action Plan Key Project Updates a) Bridgwater Barrier b) Dredging Strategy
Purpose: To update the Board on key Flood Action Plan projects
Lead officers: Doug Bamsey, Nick Stevens

6 SRA Local MoU and Constitution Review (discussion of detailed operational delegations to be held outside meeting)
Purpose: For discussion by the Board
Lead officers: SRA Manager
SRA Governance Structure 2015, ToR SRA Technical Group, SRA Local MoU Revisions v6, SRA Local MoU Revisions v6 with comments, SRA draft meeting dates 2016_17

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.