Meeting documents

SCC County Council
Wednesday, 22nd February, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Canalside Conference Centre, Marsh Lane, Nr. Bridgwater, TA6 6LQ

Contact: Mike Bryant - Service Manager, Democratic Services  Email: or 01823 357628

Note: Report of the Standards Committee deferred until 1 March meeting - please see UPDATED Agenda and Reports Pack 

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Full Council Guidance notes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

Details of all Members’ interests in District, Town and Parish Councils can be viewed on the Council Website at

County Councillors membership of Town, City, Parish or District Councils and this will be displayed in the meeting room (Where relevant).


The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via request to the Democratic Service Team.


Minutes from the meeting held on 23 November 2023 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Council is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

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Chair's Announcements


Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 227 KB

(see explanatory notes attached to agenda)

This item includes the presentation of petitions. Details of any public questions / petitions submitted will be included in the Chair’s Schedule which will be made available to the members and to the public at the meeting.

For Decision


Report of the Leader and Executive - for decision pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider a report with recommendations from the Leader of the Council, arising from the Executive meeting held on 13 February 2023.


The recommendations relate to:


-      Paper A – Budget, Medium Term Financial Plan and Council Tax Setting

-      Paper B – Adoption of the Council Plan for Somerset Council

-      Paper C – Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2023-24

-      Paper D – Housing Benefit War Pensions Disregard Policy

-      Paper E – Housing Revenue Account (HRA) updated 30 year Business Plan and Rent Set 2023/24

-      Paper F – Somerset Council Asset Management Plan and Strategy

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Report of the Constitution and Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report to follow:

-       Proposed Constitution for Somerset Council

-       Annual Report of the Constitution and Governance Committee

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Report of the HR Committee pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To receive a report from the Chair of the HR Committee.


Report of the Chief Executive (Senior Management Structure/Designation of Statutory Roles) pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Executive.

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Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To receive the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel.

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For Information


Report of the Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To receive a report from the Chair of the Standards Committee.

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Report of the Leader and Executive - for information pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To receive reports by the Leader of Council summarising key decisions taken by him and the Executive, including at the Executive meetings held on 16 November, 14 December 2023, 18 January 2023 and 13 February 2023 - attached


(Note: Member Questions to the Leader and Executive Members will be taken under this item)