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 most recent meeting of the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meeting was held online on Friday 28 January at 10am. Scrutiny Panel meetings are organised by Somerset County Council’s Democratic services team. Read the agenda and reports for the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meeting on 28 January 2022.

Before that, the Panel met on Friday 2 July 2021, online. (Online because as the SRA is not a formal body or committee of a council, it does not fall under the legislation that requires council meetings to be held in person). Read the agenda and reports for the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meeting on 2 July 2021.

And before that, the Panel met on 12 February 2021, online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the agenda and reports for the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meeting on 12 February 2021.

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

For more information, contact Jamie Jackson of Somerset County Council’s Democratic Services Team on 01823 359040 or email JAJackson@somerset.gov.uk.

Or email: democraticservices@somerset.gov.uk

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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.

Note: There were elections for Somerset County Council on 5 May 2022. It has not yet been announced who will represent the new council on the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel.

List of SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel members

Cllr Jon Cousins – Vice Chair (Mendip District Council)
Cllr Janine Nash (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)

To Be Confirmed (Somerset County Council)
To Be Confirmed (Somerset County Council)

Cllr Paul Maxwell (South Somerset District Council)
Cllr Robin Pailthorpe (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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