Agenda and reports

A meeting of the Somerset Rivers Authority Joint Scrutiny Panel was held at 2pm on 26 February 2019 in the Meeting Room at Taunton Library in Paul Street, Taunton, TA1 3XZ. Note: a meeting was due to be held on 1 February but was postponed because of snow. The agenda and reports for the meeting on 26 February were the same as they were for 1 February.

The lists of names of the people who attended are followed by the meeting’s agenda and links to reports that the committee considered and commented upon.

Members of the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel:

Cllr Ian Aldridge – substitute (West Somerset Council)
Cllr Eve Berry (Mendip District Council)
Cllr Simon Coles (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Cllr Anna Groskop (Somerset County Council)
Cllr John Hunt (Somerset County Council)
Cllr Libby Lisgo (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Cllr Roy MacKenzie (Mendip District Council)
Cllr Kathy Pearce (Sedgemoor District Council)
Cllr Brian Smedley (Sedgemoor District Council)
Cllr Sue Steele (South Somerset District Council)
David Tratt (Axe-Brue Internal Drainage Board)
David Vigar (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)

In Attendance:

Tim Burton (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Nicola Dawson (Somerset County Council)
Cllr David Hall (Somerset County Council)
David Mitchell (Somerset Rivers Authority)
John Rowlands (Environment Agency)
Peter Stiles (Somerset County Council)
Lindsey Tawse (Somerset County Council)
Cllr Alan Wedderkopp (Somerset County Council)

Apologies:

Iain Sturdy (Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium)

AGENDA
1 Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
Purpose: To Elect a Chair and Vice-Chair for a twelve month period
Leads: Peter Stiles, Lindsey Tawse

2 Apologies for absence
Purpose: Clarification
Lead: Chair

3 Declarations of Interest
Purpose: Transparency
Lead: Chair

4 Minutes of previous meeting 21 May 2018
Purpose: To agree accuracy
Lead: Chair
Document (downloadable PDF): Item 4 Draft minutes SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meeting 21 May 2018

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

6 Key Project Updates

6a Taunton Strategic Flood Alleviation Improvements Scheme (TSFAIS)
Purpose: Update, consider, comment
Lead: Tim Burton
Document (downloadable PDF): Item 6a Taunton SRA Scrutiny 1 February 2019

6b Oath to Burrowbridge Pioneer Dredging
Purpose: Update, consider, comment
Lead: A project team member
Document (downloadable PDF): Item 6b Oath to Burrowbridge SRA Scrutiny 1 February 2019

6c Brue Catchment
Purpose: Update, consider, comment
Lead: David Mitchell
Document (downloadable PDF): Item 6c Brue SRA Scrutiny 1 February 2019

6d River Sowy / King’s Sedgemoor Drain enhancements
Purpose: Update, consider, comment
Lead: John Rowlands
Document (downloadable PDF): Item 6d Sowy KSD SRA Scrutiny 1 February 2019

7 SRA Enhanced Programme 2019-20
Purpose: Update, consider, comment
Lead: David Mitchell
Documents (downloadable PDFs):
Item 7 SRA Enhanced Programme 2019-20 report
Item 7 Appendix 1 Summary SRA Enhanced Programme 2019-20
Item 7 Appendix 2a List no costs SRA Enhanced Programme 2019-20
Item 7 Appendix 3 Map SRA Enhanced Programme 2019-20

PLEASE NOTE: The reports for Item 7 are not confidential, with the exception of one appendix which has been made available only to Members. This does contain exempt information and is therefore marked Confidential ñ 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)

8 Building Local Resilience
Purpose: Update, consider, comment
Lead: Nicola Dawson
Document (downloadable PDF): Item 8 Building Local Resilience update SRA Scrutiny 1 February 2019

9 Flood Action Plan Review and Future Strategy
Purpose: Update, consider, comment
Lead: David Mitchell
Document (downloadable PDF): Item 9 Flood Action Plan Review Future Strategy SRA Scrutiny 1 February 2019

10 SRA Precepting Body – Update on Progress of Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill
Purpose: Update, consider, comment
Lead: David Mitchell
Document (downloadable PDF): Item 10 Precepting Legislation Update SRA Scrutiny 1 February 2019

11 Work Programme and Date of Next Meeting
Purpose: Update, consider, comment
Lead: Chair
Document (downloadable PDF): Item 11 Work Programme Date Next Meeting SRA Scrutiny 1 February 2019

12 Any other business (AOB)
Purpose: To raise urgent items
Lead: Chair

For more information relating to the meeting, such as public attendance and access, please see below –
Document (downloadable PDF): Public Guidance notes for SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meeting 1 February 2019

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