Minutes, agenda, reports

A meeting of the Somerset Rivers Authority Board was held at 10am on 23 September 2015, in the Wyndham Room at County Hall in Taunton.

Below is a links to the Minutes of the meeting. This document tells you what happened there.

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

Document (downloadable PDF):

Agreed Minutes SRA Board 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
Document (downloadable PDF): SRA Board Meeting Draft 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
Document (downloadable PDF): Dredging SRA Board update September 2015

7 Use of Byelaws
Purpose: To agree the proposed approach
Lead Officer: Barry James
Document (downloadable PDF): Byelaws SRA September 2015

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

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