SCC Constitution and Governance Committee
Monday, 12th September, 2022 2.00 pm
Venue: Luttrell Room - County Hall, Taunton. View directions
Contact: Clare Rendell - Governance Specialist on 01823 357628 email - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chair advised the Committee that agenda item 7 is withdrawn from the agenda as it is a legacy item from a previous agenda.
Apologies for Absence
To receive members’ apologies.
Apologies were received from Cllr S Osborne.
Declarations of Interest
Details of all Members’ interests in District, Town and Parish Councils can be viewed on the Council Website
The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via request to the Democratic Service Team. Any new or updated declarations of interest will be received.
There were no additional declarations of interest made at the meeting.
The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.
The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 18 July 2022 were approved and signed as a correct record.
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.
There were no questions asked, statements made or petitions presented.
To consider report
The Committee considered a report from the Council’s Monitoring Officer and Strategic Manager – Governance and Democratic Services, Scott Wooldridge, which outlined the approach and options to developing the proposed new Constitution for the new Somerset Council.
The following points were highlighted:
To consider report (to follow)
The Committee considered a report from the Council’s Monitoring Officer and Strategic Manager – Governance and Democratic Services, Scott Wooldridge, which revisited the Council’s Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS) check policy, with a view to requiring all members to be enhanced DBS checked, regardless of their role. Mr Wooldridge also ... view the full minutes text for item 6.
To consider work programme of the Committee.
The Committee considered the work programme of future work.
The Committee AGREED that: -
1. The work programme be updated as discussed.
2. The October Committee meeting be rescheduled and a further meeting will take place in November 2022
3. The planned informal workshop will now be held on 26 ... view the full minutes text for item 7.
Any other urgent items of business
The Chair may raise any items of urgent business.
There were no other items of business.