Agenda and decisions

Extraordinary Meeting, County Council
Wednesday 17th October 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Shire Hall, Taunton

Contact: Julia Jones on 01823 359027  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

Details of Cabinet Member interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.


Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 62 KB

(see explanatory notes attached to agenda)

This item includes the presentation of petitions. Details of any public questions / petitions submitted will be included in the Chairman’s Schedule which will be made available to the members and to the public at the meeting.


Request for Extraordinary Council Meeting pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider and debate the matter outlined in the signed request for an Extraordinary Council meeting received from more than five elected members.


The request seeks a debate and assurance being provided to Council regarding:


“Following the financial disclosures around our revenue & reserves, that have come to light during the latest round of saving proposals, our confidence in the Cabinet and their ability to deliver a balanced budget at the end of this financial year has plummeted.

We feel that following the decision of Cabinet to implement the saving proposals at today's meeting, a number of important points need to be urgently answered, these being:-

1.      What contingency plans are in place should these proposed savings fail?

2.      If no contingency plans are in place, then how can the people of Somerset be assured that this plan is robust?”