Agenda, decisions and minutes

Special Meeting, Somerset Waste Board
Friday 3rd November 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Luttrell Room - County Hall, Taunton

Contact: Julia Jones or Scott Wooldridge  01823 359027 or Email: / 01823 357628 or Email:

No. Item


Declarations of Interest


Minutes from the meeting held on 29 September 2017 pdf icon PDF 260 KB

The Board is asked to confirm that the draft minutes of the previous meeting are accurate or to agree any amendments that are necessary.


Finance officer Martin Gerrish asked that the word VAT under agenda item 6 be changed to state landfill tax.


The record of the meeting for Friday 29 September was then signed as correct.



Public Question Time

The Chairman will allow members of the public to present a petition on any matter within the Board’s remit. Questions or statements about any matter on the agenda for this meeting may be taken at the time when each matter is considered (see guidance notes).


Draft SWP Business Plan 2018-2023 pdf icon PDF 269 KB

To consider the report

Additional documents:


Somerset Waste Board approved the Draft Business Plan (shown at Appendix A to the report) for partner authority consultation.


Recycle More pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To consider the report


The Board RESOLVED to:


1. Agree the case for applying the exempt information provision as set out in the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A and therefore to treat the attached confidential report and its appendices in confidence, as they contain commercially sensitive information, and as the case for the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing that information.

2. Agree to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the consideration of the attached confidential report and its appendices where there is any discussion at the meeting regarding exempt or confidential information.

3. Consider and agreed all the recommendations contained within the additional confidential paper provided to members at the meeting.

4. Delegate to the Managing Director authority to commence consultation and manage communications as deemed necessary.


Somerset Waste Board Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To review the latest version and items of business for future meetings.


The Board noted the forward plan.


Information Sheets Issued Since the Last Meeting

This is an opportunity for Members to raise matters contained in the following information sheets issued since the last meeting. A compendium of information sheets will be available for members to inspect at the meeting.


Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.


There were no other items of business.