Taunton Shadow Town Council
Tuesday, 28th February, 2023 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Donna Ford - Clerk Email:  Marcus Prouse - Specialist - Email:

Webcast: View the webcast

No. Item




Minutes of the previous meeting of the Taunton Shadow Town Council pdf icon PDF 489 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 of Somerset County Council, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes.)


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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.


    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.


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Taunton Local Community Network Update (Verbal Update)

    The Executive Lead for Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) and Prosperity alongside Officers will present a verbal update on this item at the meeting.


    It is recommended that the Shadow Town Council:

    ·       Note the update on the Taunton Local Community Network progress and provide any comments.


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Judicial Review Update (Verbal Update)


Elections Update pdf icon PDF 8 KB


Taunton Parish/Town Council Policies and Procedures pdf icon PDF 305 KB


Implementation Plan Progress Update TO FOLLOW pdf icon PDF 730 KB


Access to Information - Exclusion of the Press and Public

    During discussion of the following item (Agenda Item 12) it may 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 Shadow Council 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 (Agenda Item 12) on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 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).


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HR Workstream Update (verbal update)


Taunton Shadow Town Council Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 83 KB