Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee
Tuesday 11th September 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Shire Hall, Taunton

Contact: Lindsey Tawse on 01823 355059, Email:  Jamie Jackson on 01823 359040, Email:

No. Item


Declarations of Interest

Details of all Members’ 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.


There were no declarations of interest. 


Ruth Hobbs declared that she was present as a co-opted Member of the Scrutiny for Policies, Children & Families Committee and represented School Governors.


Minutes from the previous meeting held on 10 July 2018 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.


The minutes of the meeting on 10 July were accepted as being accurate by the Committee. 


Public Question Time

The Chairman will allow members of the public to ask a question or make a statement about any matter on the agenda for this meeting. These questions may be taken during the meeting, when the relevant agenda item is considered, at the Chairman’s discretion.  


There were 10 Public Questions in relation to Item 5.


Lyn Goodfellow asked how Somerset County Council proposes to cope with the impact of cutting core funding from Citizens Advice services in Somerset?  She received a brief verbal response from the Junior Cabinet Member, Adults Social Care and will receive  ...  view the full minutes text for item 119.


2018/19 Revenue Budget Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 745 KB

To receive the report and appendices.

Additional documents:


The Committee began by considering the Cabinet report which was introduced by The Deputy Leader of the Council and the Interim Director of Finance. 


The Deputy Leader set out the financial pressures faced by the Council and the reasons for the savings proposals.  Members heard that the budget is under  ...  view the full minutes text for item 120.


Customer Experience Annual Feedback Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To receive the report and appendix.

Additional documents:


It was agreed to defer this item to the next meeting.


Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To receive an update from the Governance Manager, Scrutiny and discuss any items for the work programme. To assist the discussion, attached are:

·        The Committee’s work programme

·        The Cabinet’s forward plan

Additional documents:


The Committee considered and noted the Council’s Forward Plan of proposed key decisions.


Following debate, the Committee requested the following addition to the work programme:

·        Customer Experience Annual Feedback Report 2017/18 (Oct 2018)


Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.


There were no other items of business.