Scrutiny Board, Monday 7 September 2020
This meeting will be held at 5.30 pm. The Scrutiny Board and the Cabinet will meet concurrently on this occasion to share the presentation. This will be a virtual meeting.
You can view the live stream of the meeting by clicking this link and selecting 'Watch on the web instead'.
1 CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mobile phones should be switched to silent.
2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting
3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
If a member of the Scrutiny Board or other member of the Council present at the meeting has a personal or prejudicial interest in any agenda item during this meeting they should declare its existence and nature publicly
4 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) For items on the agenda
b) For items not on the agenda
5 REPORT TO CABINET
THE FUTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN SOMERSET
THE "STRONGER SOMERSET" BUSINESS CASE
The District Councils have been working on the development of a Business Case for the reform of local government including the creation of two new unitary Councils for Somerset, as well as significant change focused on sustainable services, a stronger economy and improved quality of life.
This Report presents the Business Case for Cabinet to consider ahead of it being presented to full Council for consideration.
The Scrutiny Board will be asked to make a recommendation to the Cabinet.
6 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chair decides is urgent.