Agenda and decisions

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Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Brian Smedley (Cllr Kathy Pearce as sub), Cllr Nick Cottle (Cllr Henry Hobhouse as sub) and Cllr Emily Pearlstone. 


Minutes from the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To approve the minutes from the previous meeting.


Resolved that the minutes of the Scrutiny Committee - Corporate and Resources held on 8th August 2023 be confirmed as a correct record.

Under this item the Chair advised the committee that members had volunteered to sit on the two Task and Finish groups as follows - 


Assets and Disposal of Assets 

Cllr PhilipHam, Cllr Brian Smedley, Cllr Dawn Johnson and Cllr Bob Filmer 


Commercial Assets and Realisation 

CllrMartin Cllr Nick Cottle, CllrPeter Seib, and CllrLucy Trimnell.  




Declarations of Interest

To receive and note any declarations of interests in respect of any matters included on the agenda for consideration at this meeting.

(The other registrable interests of Councillors of Somerset Council, arising from membership of City, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes: City, Town & Parish Twin Hatters - Somerset Councillors 2023 )


There were no declarations of interest from members.


Public Question Time

The Chair to advise the Committee of any items on which members of the public have requested to speak and advise those members of the public present of the details of the Council’s public participation scheme.

For those members of the public who have submitted any questions or statements, please note, a three minute time limit applies to each speaker and you will be asked to speak before Councillors debate the issue.

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Draft Assets Disposal Policy pdf icon PDF 364 KB

To receive a presentation and to note the accompanying draft policy on the Corporate Assets Disposals Policy.

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The committee considered a report and presentation on the Draft Assets Disposal Policy and noted the information received.


Property Rationalisation pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To receive information on the Property Rationalisation Programme


The committee considered a presentation on the Property Rationalisation Programme, and noted the information received.


Council Business Plan pdf icon PDF 719 KB

To receive an update on the emerging Council Business Plan.


The committee considered a presentation on the emerging Council Business Plan and noted the information received.


Budget Update pdf icon PDF 435 KB

To receive a Budget update from Jason Vaughan (presentation to follow)


Consolidated 2022/2023 Outturn pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To consider a report going to the Executive detailing the consolidated 2022/2023 Outturn position.

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The committee considered the Consolidated 2022/23 Outturn Report and accompanying appendices, and noted the information received.


Kitchen Installation Contracts pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To receive a report on the contracts process for the Kitchen Replacement Programme 2023 – 27.

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This item was withdrawn from the agenda and will be deferred to a future meeting.