SRA Board Members

From 16 June 2023, the partner organisations in Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) are Somerset Council, the Axe Brue and Parrett Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs), the Environment Agency, Natural England, the Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee and Wessex Water

Somerset Council has six members on the Board (reflecting the SRA’s historic composition of representatives from Somerset County Council and the five district councils of Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton Deane and West Somerset). It is now specified that one of the six Somerset Council members should be the Lead Member for Environment and Climate Change (currently Cllr Sarah Dyke).

The two Internal Drainage Boards each have two members.

The Environment Agency, Natural England and the Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee each have one.

Declarations of interest by individual Board members can be found by touching or clicking on their names in the list below, and scrolling down to declarations on the Somerset Council website.

The codes of conduct of the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee do not require the publication of declarations of interest by their nominees.

If a Board member is unable to attend a meeting, a Substitute may attend instead.

Organisation: Member (Substitute)

Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board: Jeff Fear, Andrew Gilling (Alan Franks, Tessa Munt)

Environment Agency: Emma Baker (Rachel Burden)

Natural England: Claire Newill (Donna Gowler)

Parrett Internal Drainage Board: Tony Bradford – Vice-Chair, Rebecca Horsington (Colin Passmore, Mark Heywood)

Somerset Council:

Cllr Mike Stanton – Chair (Cllr Richard Wilkins)

Cllr Mike Caswell (Cllr Tony Grimes)

Cllr Simon Coles (Cllr Dawn Johnson)

Cllr Dixie Darch (Cllr Oliver Patrick)

Cllr Harry Munt (Cllr Ben Ferguson)

Cllr Ros Wyke (Cllr Heather Shearer)

Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee: David Jenkins (Janette Ward)

Wessex Water: Matt Wheeldon (Vicky Farwig)

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