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Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

To receive and note any declarations of interests in respect of any matters included on the agenda for consideration at this meeting.

(The other registrable interests of Councillors of Somerset Council, arising from membership of City, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes: City, Town & Parish Twin Hatters - Somerset Councillors 2023 )


Minutes from the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To approve the minutes from the previous meeting held on 22nd November 2023.


Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The Chair to advise the Committee of any items on which members of the public have requested to speak and advise those members of the public present of the details of the Council’s public participation scheme.

For those members of the public who have submitted any questions or statements, please note, a three minute time limit applies to each speaker and you will be asked to speak before Councillors debate the issue.

We are now live webcasting most of our committee meetings and you are welcome to view and listen to the discussion. The link to each webcast will be available on the meeting webpage, please see details under ‘click here to join online meeting’.


Scrutiny Climate and Place Work Programme pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To receive an update from the Service Manager, Governance Scrutiny. To assist the discussion, the following documents are attached:-


(a)  The Committee’s work programme

(b)  The Committee’s outcome tracker


Please use the following links to view the latest Somerset Council Forward Plans and Executive Forward Plan of planned key decisions that have been published on the Council’s website:


Somerset Council Forward Plans


Somerset Council Executive Forward Plan



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Economy, Employment and Planning: Level 2 Devolution Deal Position Statement pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To note the report.


Somerset Rivers Authority: Draft Strategy and Flood Action Plan 2024-2034 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

1)         To review and comment on the early draft of Executive Decision SRA funding decision report that will be considered on 6 March 2024.


2)         To consider the draft SRA Strategy and provide feedback on its content.

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Waste Services: Flex Collect Update pdf icon PDF 932 KB

To note the update.