SRA Board meeting 23 September, 2015

A meeting of the Somerset Rivers Authority Board was held in the Wyndham Room at Somerset County Council on the morning of 23 September, 2015. Below is a link to the minutes, plus lists of those in attendance, the agenda and supporting papers.

SRA Board Minutes 23 September 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)
Jeff Fear (Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)
Anne Fraser (Sedgemoor District Council)
Nick Gupta
(Environment Agency)
Matt Heard (Natural England)
David Jenkins (Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee)
Peter Maltby (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
Cllr Ric Pallister (South Somerset District Council)
Cllr Harvey Siggs (Mendip District Council)
Cllr Anthony Trollope-Bellew (West Somerset Council)
Cllr John Williams (Taunton District Borough Council)

In Attendance

Doug Bamsey (Sedgemoor District Council)
Rachel Burden (Environment Agency)
Sarah Diacono (Somerset Rivers Authority)
Paula Hewitt (Somerset County Council)
Barry James (Somerset County Council)
Nick Stevens (Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium)
Vega Sturgess (South Somerset District Council)


Cllr David Hall (Somerset County Council)


1 Declarations of Interest 
Purpose: Transparency
All members

2 Minutes of previous meeting
Purpose: To agree accuracy
Lead: Chair
SRA Board Meeting Minutes 22 July 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
Public Q & As  

4 Sustainable Funding Mechanism 
Purpose: To decide the preferred option
Lead: John Osman

5 Parrett Barrier
Purpose: To update the SRA Board on progress
Lead Officer: Doug Bamsey

6 Pioneer dredging and the Sowy/KSD expansion schemes
Purpose: To provide the SRA Board with an update on costs of additional pioneer dredging and agree a way forward
Lead Officer: Rachel Burden
Dredging update

7 Use of Byelaws 
Purpose: To agree the proposed approach
Lead Officer: Barry James
Byelaws SRA Sept 15

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

No results
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