Minutes, agenda, reports

A meeting of the Somerset Rivers Authority Board was held at 2pm on 27 July 2016, at Sedgemoor District Council’s offices in Bridgwater.

Below are links to a summary of decisions taken at the meeting and the Minutes. These documents tell you what happened at the meeting.

They are followed by lists of people attending the meeting, the agenda and informative supporting documents such as reports and updates.

Documents (downloadable PDFs):

SRA Board Summary of Decisions 27 July 2016
Agreed minutes SRA Board 27 July 2016

Members of SRA Board:

Cllr John Osman – Chairman (Somerset County Council)
Tony Bradford – Vice-Chairman (Parrett Internal drainage Board)
Jeff Fear (Axe Brue Drainage Board)
Cllr Anne Fraser (Sedgemoor District Council)
Nick Gupta (Environment Agency)
John Harris (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 Deane Borough Council)
David Whelon (Natural England)

In Attendance:

Doug Bamsey (Sedgemoor District Council)
Emma Beardsley (Somerset County Council)
Stuart Brown (Mendip District Council)
Dr Rachel Burden (Environment Agency)
James Cruddas (Department for Communities & Local Government)
Sarah Diacono (Somerset Rivers Authority)
Cllr David Hall (Somerset County Council)
Sally Haslam (Department for Communities & Local Government)
Paula Hewitt (Somerset County Council)
Rob Kidson (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
Nick Stevens (Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium)
Vega Sturgess (South Somerset District Council)

Apologies: 

David Jenkins (Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee)
Cllr Harvey Siggs (Mendip District Council)

AGENDA

1 Declarations of interest

Purpose: Transparency
All members

2 Draft minutes of previous meeting Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Purpose: To agree accuracy
Lead: Chair
Document (downloadable PDF): SRA Board Meeting Draft Minutes 20 April 2016

3 Draft minutes of previous meeting Monday, 20 June 2016
Purpose: To agree accuracy
Lead: Chair
Document (downloadable PDF): SRA Board Meeting Draft Minutes 20 June 2016

4 Confidential Minutes – Appendix A of previous meeting Monday, 20 June 2016
Purpose: To preserve the confidentiality of the item
Lead: Chair

5 Public Question Time
The Mead residents’ petition (Ilchester)
Letter from Somerset Wildlife Trust
Purpose: To give the public chance to ask questions
Lead: Chair
Document (downloadable PDF): Petition from residents of The Mead, Ilchester

6 Finance Reports
Purpose: Progress update
Lead: Emma Beardsley
Documents (downloadable PDFs):
2015-16 4th Quarter Financial Update
2015-16 4th Quarter Funding Summary
Q1 2016-17 Financial Update for SRA Board 27 July 2016
2016-17 1st Quarter Funding Summary

7 SRA Progress Reports or Progress Report by exception
Purpose: Progress update
Leads: Sarah Diacono / IDB (Internal Drainage Board)
Documents (downloadable PDFs):
2015-16 4th Quarter Enhanced Maintenance Programme
2016-17 1st Quarter SRA Enhanced Programme

8 SRA 5 Year Enhanced Programme
Purpose: To update the Board on progress
Lead: Sarah Diacono

9 Flood Action Plan specific scheme updates
Purpose: To update the Board on key projects
a. Bridgwater Tidal Barrier
c. Dredging Strategy
Leads: Doug Bamsey, Nick Stevens

10 Precepting Legislation
Purpose: Update the Board on Government timetable and plan
Leads: Sally Haslam / James Cruddas

11 SRA Scrutiny
Purpose: Review of outline proposal and next steps re SRA Scrutiny
Lead: Sarah Diacono
Document (downloadable PDF): SRA scrutiny proposal

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

NB: After the meeting, the 2016-17 Memorandum of Understanding will be signed.

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