Agenda

SWT Community Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 30th September, 2021 6.15 pm

Venue: The John Meikle Room - The Deane House. View directions

Contact: Email: governance@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk  Scrutiny Officer - Marcus Prouse Email:  m.prouse@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting of the Community Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 136 KB

3.

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.)

     

4.

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 temporary legislation (within the Coronavirus Act 2020, which allowed for use of virtual meetings) coming to an end on 6 May 2021, the council’s committee meetings will now take place in the office buildings at the John Meikle Room, Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton. Unfortunately due to capacity requirements the Chamber at West Somerset House is not able to be used at this current moment.

    Following the Government guidance on measures to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), the council meeting rooms will have very limited capacity. With this in mind, we will only be allowing those members of the public who have registered to speak to attend the meetings in person at the office buildings, if they wish. (We will still be offering to those members of the public that are not comfortable in attending, for their statements to be read out by a member of the Governance team). Please can we urge all members of the public who are only interested in listening to the debate to view our live webcasts from the safety of their own home to help prevent the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

     

     

5.

Community Scrutiny Request/Recommendation Trackers pdf icon PDF 95 KB

6.

Community Scrutiny Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 54 KB

7.

Executive and Full Council Forward Plans pdf icon PDF 122 KB

8.

Avon and Somerset Police (verbal update)

9.

To consider reports from Executive Councillors - Cllr Chris Booth pdf icon PDF 205 KB

    To consider reports from Executive Councillors on their respective Portfolios;

     

    i.                 Councillor Chris Booth – Community

     

    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.