Minutes, agenda, reports

The Somerset Rivers Authority Joint Scrutiny Panel had its first meeting on 1 February, 2017.

Below is a link to the Minutes of the meeting. This tells you what happened there. It is followed by lists of people attending, the agenda and informative supporting papers.

Document (downloadable PDF):


Members of the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel:

Cllr Eve Berry (Mendip District Council)
Cllr Roy Mackenzie (Mendip District Council)
Cllr Phillip Ham (Somerset County Council)
Cllr Derek Yeomans (Somerset County Council)
Cllr Val Keitch (South Somerset District Council)
Cllr Simon Coles – elected Vice-Chairman (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Cllr Libby Lisgo (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Cllr Brenda Maitland-Walker (West Somerset Council)
Cllr Rosemary Woods (West Somerset Council)
Cllr Kathy Pearce (Sedgemoor District Council)
Cllr Brian Smedley (Sedgemoor District Council)
Julian Taylor – elected Chairman (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
David Tratt (Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)

In Attendance:

Sarah Diacono (Somerset Rivers Authority)
Jamie Jackson (Somerset County Council)
Cllr John Osman (Somerset Rivers Authority and Somerset County Council)
Cllr Alan Wedderkopp (Somerset County Council)


1 Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
Purpose: To Elect a Chair and Vice Chair for a twelve-month period
Lead: Jamie Jackson

2 Apologies for absence
Purpose: To record apologies for absence
Lead: Chair

3 Declarations of interest
Purpose: Transparency
All members

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

5 Introduction and welcome by Cllr John Osman, Chair of Somerset Rivers Authority
Purpose: To welcome members of the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel to their new roles
Lead: John Osman

6 Proposals for the Joint Scrutiny of Somerset Rivers Authority
Purpose: To consider a report
Lead: Jamie Jackson

7 The Approach to developing the Somerset Rivers Authority 2017-18 Enhanced Programme
Purpose: To consider a report
Lead: Sarah Diacono
Documents (downloadable PDFs):
Approach to 2017-18 Enhanced Programme
Appendix A Prioritisation Process and criteria 2016-17
Appendix B – Draft Policies

8 Agree a date for next meeting
Purpose: To agree a date for the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel’s next meeting
Lead: Chair

9 Any Other Business (AOB)
Purpose: To raise urgent items
Lead: Chair

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