SWT Annual Council, SWT Full Council
Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 12.00 pm

Venue: Webcasting - Virtual. View directions

Contact: Marcus Prouse Email: and Clare Rendell Email: 

Webcast: View the webcast

No. Item


Election of Chair


Appointment of Vice Chair




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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To receive any communications or announcements from the Chair of the Council


To receive any communications or announcements from the Leader of the Council


Election of the Chair of the Scrutiny Committee

    The Scrutiny Chair shall be drawn from among those Councillors proposed to serve on the Scrutiny Committee who are not from the majority political group and are not Chair of any other Committee.


    Note:  If the Council resolves to add an additional Scrutiny Committee following consideration of the Council Governance Arrangements Working Group report at the Special Council meeting on 29 April 2021, Chairs will be appointed to the Corporate Scrutiny Committee and Community Scrutiny Committee

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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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To receive any questions from Councillors in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13


Council Committees for 2021/2022 and their Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 235 KB


Appointment of Representatives on Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 220 KB


To authorise the sealing or signing of documents to give effect to any decisions taken pdf icon PDF 209 KB