Minutes, agenda, reports

A meeting of Somerset Rivers Authority Joint Scrutiny Panel was held at 2pm on 5 February, 2018 in the Wyndham Room at County Hall in Taunton.

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

Document (downloadable PDF):

Agreed Minutes 5 February 2018 SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel

Members of the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel:

Cllr Eve Berry (Mendip District Council)
Cllr Roy Mackenzie (Mendip District Council)
Cllr Alan Wedderkopp (Somerset County Council)
Cllr Simon Coles – Vice-Chairman (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Cllr Libby Lisgo (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Cllr Kathy Pearce (Sedgemoor District Council)
Julian Taylor – Chairman (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
David Tratt (Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)
Cllr Brenda Maitland-Walker (West Somerset Council)

In Attendance:

Sarah Diacono (Somerset Rivers Authority)
Cllr David Hall (Somerset County Council)
Cllr John Hunt (Somerset County Council)


Cllr Phillip Ham (Somerset County Council)
Cllr Brian Smedley (Sedgemoor District Council)
Cllr Sue Steele (South Somerset District Council)
Cllr Gerard Tucker (South Somerset District Council)
Cllr Rosemary Woods (West Somerset Council)


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

2 Declarations of interest
Purpose: Transparency
All members

3 Minutes of meeting held 8 August, 2017 
Purpose: Confirm accuracy
Lead: Chair
Document (downloadable PDF): Draft Minutes 8 August 2017 SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel meeting

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

5 Precepting Legislation Update (includes update on Scrutiny letter to MPs)
Purpose: Update
Lead: Sarah Diacono
Document (downloadable PDF): Precepting Legislation Update

6 Response from SRA Board Chair to Panel Recommendations
Purpose: Update
Lead: Sarah Diacono
Documents (downloadable PDFs):
SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel Recommendations
Flood Networks

7 Key project updates

7a Taunton Strategic Flood Alleviation Improvements Scheme
Purpose: Update
Lead: Sarah Diacono
Document (downloadable PDF): Taunton Strategic Flood Alleviation Improvements Scheme Update

7b Strategic Approach to Mitigation
Purpose: Update
Lead: Mark Jones
Document (downloadable PDF): Strategic Approach to Mitigation Update

8 SRA 2018/19 Enhanced Programme
Purpose: To receive the report
Lead: Sarah Diacono
Documents (downloadable PDFs):
2018-19 Enhanced Programme Board Paper
2018-19 Enhanced Programme List
2018-19 Enhanced Programme Summary
2018-19 SRA Enhanced Programme Map

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

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