SWT Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 6.15 pm

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Minutes of the previous Scrutiny Committee held on 2nd December 2020 and 6th January 2021 pdf icon PDF 179 KB


Declarations of Interest

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


    (The personal interests of Councillors and Clerks of Somerset County Council, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes.)

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Public Participation

    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.


    Temporary measures during the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Due to the Government guidance on measures to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), we will holding meetings in a virtual manner which will be live webcast on our website. Members of the public will still be able to register to speak and ask questions, which will then be read out by the Governance and Democracy Case Manager during Public Question Time and will either be answered by the Chair of the Committee, or the relevant Portfolio Holder, or be followed up with a written response.

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Scrutiny Committee Requests/Recommendation Trackers pdf icon PDF 11 KB


Scrutiny Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 99 KB


Full Council Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 59 KB


Executive Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 60 KB


East Street/St. James Street, Taunton Pedestrianisation pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    This matter is the responsibility of the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation, Cllr Mike Rigby.


    This report is split into two recommendations. The first details a plan to increase participation in active travel, reduce private car and public transport use whilst enabling social distancing in Taunton town centre, centred around new interventions on East Street. The second seeks authorisation for SWT Officers to work with the Highway Authority to make a permanent traffic regulation order on St James Street, following the successful 12-month trial closure which ended earlier this year. 


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Executive Cllr PFH Session Kravis pdf icon PDF 94 KB

    To consider reports from Executive Councillors on their respective Portfolios;


    i.Councillor Marcus Kravis – Asset Management and Economic Development


    3.2 of the Scrutiny Terms of Reference state that the Scrutiny Committee may review and scrutinise and ask questions of the Leader, lead Councillors, the Executive in relation to their portfolios.



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