Meeting documents

SCC Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Panel
Thursday, 25th November, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Somerset County Council, Lutterell and Wyndham Room

Contact: Patricia Jones, Governance Specialist in Democratic Services, Somerset County Council  Email:

No. Item

** Public Guidance notes contained in agenda annexe ** pdf icon PDF 41 KB




Public Question Time

Members of the public who reside or work in the Avon and Somerset Force area may submit a statement or petition or ask a maximum of two questions at a Panel meeting.


Statements or questions should be e-mailed to, or sent to the Democratic Services Team, County Hall Taunton TA1 4DY (marked for the attention of Patricia Jones). Statements must be received no later than 12.00 noon on 24th November 2021. Questions must be received no later than 3 clear working days before the meeting by 19th November 2021. 


Please note that all statements and questions must relate to matters that fall within the Panel’s functions and responsibilities.

Members of the public may make a written statement to a meeting provided the statement:-

  • relates to a matter which falls within the functions and responsibilities of the Panel
  • is received by the Democratic Services Team/Patricia Jones no later than 12.00 noon on the working day before the meeting
  • is not defamatory, frivolous, vexatious or offensive
  • is no longer than one side of A4 paper. For copyright reasons, we are unable to reproduce or publish newspaper or magazine articles that may be attached to statements.


By participating in Public Question Time, we will assume that you have consented to your name and the details of your submission being recorded and made available at the meeting to which it relates and placed in the official minute book as a public record.


We will try to remove personal information such as contact details. However, because of time constraints we cannot guarantee this, and you may therefore wish to consider if your statement contains information that you would prefer not to be in the public domain.


Process during the meeting:

  • Public Question Time is normally one of the first items on the agenda. If a statement concerns a specific item on the agenda, it may be taken just before the item concerned.
  • The Chair will call each submission in turn. When you are invited to speak, please make sure that your presentation focuses on the key issues that you would like Members to consider. This will have the greatest impact.
  • You must direct any statements or questions through the Chairman. You may not take direct part in the debate unless invited to do so.
  • Your time allocation may have to be limited if there are a lot of submissions before the meeting.
  • You do not have to speak or attend the meeting at which your submission is being taken. It will nevertheless be noted by Members and a response will be provided to your question(s).



Declarations of Interest

The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected by contacting Patricia Jones in the Democratic Services Team on Tel: 07855 284506 or


Confirmatory Hearing - Chief Constable pdf icon PDF 296 KB

(a)       Confirmatory Hearing Process

(b)       Report of the Police and Crime Commissioner

(c)        Advert/Recruitment Brochure

(d)       Role Profile

(e)       Independent Member Report

(f)        Terms of Appointment


Additional documents:


Consideration of Panel recommendation of the appointment of the Chief Constable

Exclusion of the Press and Public Recommended – that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the consideration of Item 5 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of Exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.


Reason: Information relating to any individual.

Additional documents:


Panel Decision


Date of Next Meeting

9th December 2021 at 11.30am