SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel information

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Next meeting
Purpose of Panel
Members of Panel
Previous meetings

Next meeting of SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel

The Somerset Rivers Authority Joint Scrutiny Panel’s next meeting will be held on 17 July 2020. The time and venue are to be confirmed.

SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meetings are open to the public and members of the press.

The Panel’s most recent meeting was on 31 January 2020 in Taunton. Read the agenda and reports for the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meeting on 31 January 2020.

For more information, contact Jamie Jackson of Somerset County Council’s Democratic Services Team on 01823 359040 or email or Andrew Randell (

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Purpose of SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel

The Joint Scrutiny Panel’s purpose is to examine the activities of Somerset Rivers Authority and provide assurance to the SRA’s constituent councils and partners that it is operating effectively.

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Composition of SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel

Five councils are represented on the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel:

  • Mendip District Council
  • Sedgemoor District Council
  • Somerset County Council
  • Somerset West and Taunton Council
  • South Somerset District Council

Also represented are the Axe Brue and the Parrett Internal Drainage Boards.

The Panel has 12 members: two elected members from each of the councils and one from each Internal Drainage Board.

List of SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel members

Cllr Nick Cottle (Mendip District Council)
Cllr Liz Leyshon (Mendip District Council)

Wendy Welland (Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)
David Vigar (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)

Cllr Anthony Betty (Sedgemoor District Council)
Cllr Brian Smedley (Sedgemoor District Council)

Cllr Anna Groskop (Somerset County Council)
Cllr John Hunt – Vice-Chair (Somerset County Council)

Cllr Paul Maxwell (South Somerset District Council)
Cllr Sue Osborne (South Somerset District Council)

Cllr Simon Coles – Chair (Somerset West and Taunton Council)
Cllr Libby Lisgo (Somerset West and Taunton Council)

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Archive of previous SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meetings

Use the following links to find out more about previous SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meetings:

SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel 1 February 2017
SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel 8 August 2017
SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel 5 February 2018
SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel 21 May 2018
SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel 26 February 2019
SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel 20 September 2019

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