Agenda

SWT Corporate Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 6.15 pm

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

Contact: Andrew Randell Email:  a.randell@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk  Marcus Prouse Email:  m.prouse@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Vice-Chair

2.

Apologies

3.

Minutes of the previous Scrutiny Committee held on 7 and 28 April 2021. pdf icon PDF 154 KB

4.

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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5.

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).

     

     

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6.

Scrutiny Recommendation Tracker pdf icon PDF 338 KB

7.

Corporate Scrutiny Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 28 KB

8.

Executive and Full Council Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 70 KB

9.

Executive Councillor Portfolio Holder Session - Leader of the Council and Communications pdf icon PDF 207 KB

    To consider reports from Executive Councillors on their respective Portfolios;

     

    ·       Councillor Federica Smith-Roberts – Leader of the Council and Communications

     

    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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10.

Corporate Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 266 KB