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

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Minutes of the previous meeting of the Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 159 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 Request/Recommendation Trackers pdf icon PDF 11 KB


Scrutiny Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 11 KB


Executive Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 69 KB


Full Council Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 63 KB


Options appraisal for delivering future single rough sleeper and homelessness accommodation in SWT pdf icon PDF 622 KB


Quarter 3 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 332 KB


2020/21 Budget Monitoring Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 590 KB


Scrutiny Chair Annual Report pdf icon PDF 548 KB

    This matter is the responsibility of the Chair of the Scrutiny Committee, Councillor Gwil Wren.


    To approve the Annual report on the Scrutiny Committee 2020/21 for consideration by Full Council. Article 6 of the SWT Constitution states that The Scrutiny Committee(s) must report annually to Council on their work.”

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Establishment of a Task and Finish Group looking into funding sources for a Zero Carbon Retrofit programme for SWT's Council Housing stock pdf icon PDF 298 KB

    This matter is the responsibility of the Scrutiny Committee.


    As per the Constitution, the Scrutiny Committee may appoint Task and Finish Groups. At the 27th January Scrutiny Committee the Committee resolved that:


    “A Task and Finish Group on funding sources and approaches for a zero carbon retrofit programme for SWT’s council housing is further investigated with a further report brought back to the Scrutiny Committee to decide on establishment, with Terms of Reference.”


    The Scrutiny Committee are to consider and decide whether to establish said Group and establish the Terms of Reference.

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Access to Information - Exclusion of the press and public

    During discussion of the following item it may be necessary to pass the following resolution to exclude the press and public having reflected on Article 13 13.02(e) (a presumption in favour of openness) of the Constitution.  This decision may be required because consideration of this matter in public may disclose information falling within one of the descriptions of exempt information in Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.  The Scrutiny Committee will need to decide whether, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption, outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. If Councillors on the Committee wish to discuss any of the confidential appendices included in the following reports, a motion to exclude will have to be passed as follows;


    Recommend that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the next items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 respectively of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, namely information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).  


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Confidential Capital Loan to Third Party