Minutes, agenda, reports

A meeting of the Somerset Rivers Authority Board was held at 10am on Wednesday, 7 March, 2018, at the offices of Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium in Highbridge.

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 7 March 2018
Agreed Minutes SRA Board 7 March 2018

Members of SRA Board:

Tony Bradford – Vice-Chair (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
Cllr David Hall (Somerset County Council)
Matthew Heard (Natural England)
David Jenkins (Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee)
Cllr John Osman – Chair (Mendip District Council)
Cllr Ric Pallister (South Somerset District Council)
Cllr Anthony Trollope-Bellew (West Somerset Council)
Cllr John Williams (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Cllr Anne Fraser (Sedgemoor District Council)
Nick Gupta (Environment Agency)

Apologies:

Brendan Cleere (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Michele Cusack (Somerset County Council)

In Attendance:

Cllr Clare Aparicio-Paul (Somerset County Council)
Emma Beardsley (Somerset County Council)
Dr Rachel Burden (Environment Agency)
Paula Hewitt (Somerset County Council)
David Mitchell (Somerset Rivers Authority)
Cllr Nick Weeks (South Somerset District Council)
Tim Burton (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Nick Stevens (Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium)

AGENDA

1 Apologies for absence
Purpose: Clarification
Lead: Chair

2 Declarations of interest
Purpose: Transparency
Lead: Chair

3 Minutes of previous meeting 31 January 2018
Purpose: To agree accuracy
Lead: Chair
Document (downloadable PDF): SRA Board Meeting Draft Minutes 31 January 2018

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

5 2018/19

5a Budget
Purpose: Decision
Lead: Emma Beardsley
Documents (downloadable PDFs):
SRA Board Paper 2018-19 Budget
Public Summary Budget 2018-19

PLEASE NOTE: The report for Item 5a is not confidential, with the exception of one of the appendices which has been made available only to Members. This does contain exempt information and is therefore marked Confidential – Not for Publication. At any point if Members wish to discuss information within this paper then the Board will be asked to agree the following resolution to exclude the press and public:

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider passing a resolution under Regulation 4 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 to exclude the press and public from the meeting on the basis that if they were present during the business to be transacted there would be a likelihood of disclosure of exempt information, within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

Reason: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

5b Enhanced Programme
Purpose: Decision
Lead: David Mitchell
Documents (downloadable PDFs):
SRA Board Paper 2018-19 Enhanced Programme
2018-19 Enhanced Programme Summary
SRA Enhanced Programme Map 2018-19

PLEASE NOTE: The report for Item 5b is not confidential, with the exception of one of the appendices which has been made available only to Members. This does contain exempt information and is therefore marked Confidential – Not for Publication. At any point if Members wish to discuss information within this paper then the Board will be asked to agree the following resolution to exclude the press and public:

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider passing a resolution under Regulation 4 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 to exclude the press and public from the meeting on the basis that if they were present during the business to be transacted there would be a likelihood of disclosure of exempt information, within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

Reason: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

5c Memorandum of Understanding
Purpose: Decision
Lead: David Mitchell
Document (downloadable PDF):
MoU and Constitution
Draft Revised MoU – revisions highlighted
Officer Group Terms of Reference – revisions highlighted
Delegations – revisions highlighted

5d Calendar of Meetings
Purpose: Decision
Lead: David Mitchell
Documents (downloadable PDFs):
SRA 2018-19 Calendar of Meeting and Deadlines
SRA 2018-19 meeting list

6 Precepting
Purpose: Update
Lead: Chair

7 Risk Allocation
Purpose: Update
Lead: David Mitchell
Document (downloadable PDF): Risk Allocation Update

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

For more information relating to the meeting, such as public attendance and access, please see below:
Document (downloadable PDF): SRA Guidance Notes for March 2018 Board Meeting

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