SWT Community Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 25th May, 2022 6.15 pm

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

Contact: Sam Murrell, Email: and Jess Kemmish, Email: 

Webcast: View the webcast

No. Item


Appointment of Vice-Chair




Minutes of the previous meeting of the Community Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 181 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.)



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.

    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, but you can also access them on the Somerset West and Taunton webcasting website.


Community Scrutiny Request/Recommendation Trackers pdf icon PDF 9 KB


Community Scrutiny Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 195 KB


Executive and Full Council Forward Plans pdf icon PDF 202 KB


Somerset West and Taunton, Department for Transport Escooter Trial pdf icon PDF 378 KB


Ecological Emergency Action Plan pdf icon PDF 289 KB

    This matter is the responsibility of the Executive Member for Climate Change.

    Report Author:  Katherine Church, Project Manager, Climate Change.


    The Ecological Emergency Vision and Action Plan (EEVAP) is a joint initiative between Somerset West and Taunton and Sedgemoor District Councils. The vision sets out our ambitions for nature recovery and the action plan is the framework through which we will deliver these ambitions. This work builds on the nature-based actions listed within the Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience Action Plan (CNCR) with a particular focus on nature recovery.

    If approved, the vision and action plan will embed ecological actions across work streams and will deliver ecological enhancement and protection across the two districts and beyond. In the advent of unitary, the EEVAP sets a precedent and a template for collaboration which can be duplicated across the county after vesting day.


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