Meeting documents

SCC Constitution and Governance Committee
Thursday, 23rd March, 2023 2.00 pm

Venue: Luttrell Room - County Hall, Taunton. View directions

Contact: Clare Rendell - Governance Specialist on 01823 357628  email -

Note: If you wish to listen to this meeting or speak at this meeting, please refer to the guidance notes for the meeting that explain how you can do this (email - The deadline for Public Questions is 5 pm 3 clear working days before the day of the meeting (Friday 17 March 2023) 

No. Item

**Public guidance notes contained in agenda annexe** pdf icon PDF 498 KB


Apologies for Absence

To receive member’s apologies.


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.


Minutes from the Previous Meeting of the Constitution and Governance Committee held on Tuesday 14 February 2023 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To note the minutes from the previous meeting of the Constitution and Governance Committee, circulated within the agenda.


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 Council Financial Regulations pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To consider report.

Additional documents:


Unitary Council Transitional Governance Arrangements - update

To receive PowerPoint presentation.


Scoping work for 2023 /24 - review of Constitutional Arrangements

Verbal update from the Monitoring Officer and Head of Governance and Democratic Services.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 26 KB

To consider the work programme of the Committee.


Proposed Meeting Dates for 2023 / 24 Municipal Year

To note the proposed meeting dates for the 2023/24 Municipal Year: -


21 June 2023 @ 2 pm

16 August 2023 @ 2 pm

18 October 2023 @ 2 pm

21 February 2024 @ 2 pm

17 April 2024 @ 2pm


Meetings will be held in The Luttrell Room, County Hall, Taunton.


Any other urgent items of business

The Chair may raise any items of urgent business.