Joint Scrutiny Panel of Somerset Rivers Authority
Friday 20th September 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Taunton Library Meeting Room, Paul Street, Taunton, TA1 3XZ

Contact: Peter Stiles on Tel: (01823) 357628, Email:  Lindsey Tawse on Tel: (01823) 355059, Email:

Note: Please note the deadline for Public Question submissions is 5.00pm, Monday 16 September 2019 

No. Item

**Public Guidance notes contained in agenda annexe** pdf icon PDF 55 KB


Apologies for Absence


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 Democratic Services team.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting held on 26 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.


Public Question Time

The Chair 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 Chair’s discretion.  


Somerset Rivers Authority Joint Scrutiny Panel - Draft Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider this report.


Somerset Rivers Authority - Draft 2018/19 End of Year Report pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To consider this report.

Additional documents:


Somerset Rivers Authority - 2018/19 Finance Report pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider this report.


Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

PLEASE NOTE: Although the main report for this item is not confidential, the supporting appendix available to Members contain exempt information and is therefore marked confidential – not for publication.  At any point if Members wish to discuss information within this appendix then the Committee will be asked to agree the following resolution to exclude the press and public: 


Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider passing a resolution having been duly proposed and seconded under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the press and public from the meeting, on the basis that if they were present during the business to be transacted there would be a likelihood of disclosure of exempt information, within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972:


Reason: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).




Somerset Rivers Authority - Precepting Legislation Update pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider this report.


Somerset Rivers Authority - Key Projects Update pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider this report.


Joint Scrutiny Panel Work Programme and Future Training pdf icon PDF 42 KB

To discuss any items for the Work Programme. 


To discuss a proposal to hold site visits for Panel members.


Any Other Business of Urgency

The Chair may raise any items of urgent business.