The Joint Scrutiny Panel meets every 6 months
and its purpose is to examine the activities of Somerset Rivers
Authority (SRA), provide assurance to the SRA’s constituent
councils and partners that it is operating effectively and to
encourage wider involvement in the work of the Somerset Rivers
Authority. Meetings are open to the
public and members of the press.
Councils represented on the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel are Somerset County Council, Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, South Somerset District Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council. Also represented are the Axe/Brue and the Parrett Internal Drainage Boards.
The Panel initially has 14 members: two elected members from each of the six councils and one from each Internal Drainage Board.