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Public Guidance Notes contained in Agenda Annexe pdf icon PDF 518 KB

Click here to join the online meeting pdf icon PDF 38 KB


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


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 )


Minutes from the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To approve the minutes from the previous meeting.


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.

We are now live webcasting most of our committee meetings and you are welcome to view and listen to the discussion. The link to each webcast will be available on the meeting webpage, please see details under ‘click here to join online meeting’.


Forward Plan 2024/25

To consider the forward Plans for the Scrutiny Corporate and Resources committee and the Executive and propose any areas for consideration by this committee.


Somerset Council Forward Plans


Somerset Council Executive Forward Plan



Gravity Update - Delivering Economic Growth Stage 2) pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To receive a report giving details of the next stage of the process for the delivery of the Gravity Enterprise Zone and the draft Gravity Locality Investment Plan.

Additional documents:


Improvement and Transformation Programme pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To receive the latest progress report on the Improvement and Transformation Programme and make comments on the particular areas detailed within the recommendations to the committee.


Treasury Management update for 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 351 KB

To receive a report on the Treasury Management Strategy Statement for 2024/25.


Property Rationalisation Update pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider and comment on the report in respect of the Property Rationalisation Programme, in particular the current consultation on the opportunity to lease Deane House, Taunton.

Additional documents:

Exclusion of Press and Public

PLEASE NOTE: Although the main report for this item not confidential, supporting appendices available to Members contain exempt information and are therefore marked confidential – not for publication.  At any point if Members wish to discuss information within this appendix then the Council will be asked to agree the following resolution to exclude the press and public:


Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider passing a resolution having been duly proposed and seconded under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the press and public from the meeting, on the basis that if they were present during the business to be transacted there would be a likelihood of disclosure of exempt information, within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972:


Reason: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).