Agenda

SWT Corporate Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 4th August, 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.

Apologies

2.

Minutes of the previous Corporate Scrutiny Committee held on 7 July 2021. pdf icon PDF 146 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.

Corporate Scrutiny Request/Recommendation Trackers pdf icon PDF 188 KB

6.

Corporate Scrutiny Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 31 KB

7.

Executive and Full Council Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 68 KB

8.

Innovation District Update pdf icon PDF 632 KB

9.

Access to Information - Exclusion of Press and Public

    During discussion of the following item it will 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 Community 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. 

     

    Recommend that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the next item of business on the ground 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).

     

10.

Levelling up Bid - CONFIDENTIAL