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Scrutiny Board, Monday 24 January 2022

This meeting will be held at 6.30pm. This will be a virtual meeting.

You can view the live stream of the meeting by clicking here. You may need to select "Watch on the web instead".

IMPORTANT NOTICE

In light of the Government's most up to date guidance and rising Covid numbers, the Chair of the Scrutiny Board has agreed that this meeting should not meet physically, but be replaced by an informal meeting of the Scrutiny Board. The informal meeting of the Scrutiny Board will be held completely virtually. 

Virtual meetings cannot make formal decisions. Instead, the informal meeting will act as a consultative meeting, making recommendations on each of the items put before them.  

This arrangement is in accordance with the Council's Constitution.

Members of the public will be able to watch the informal meeting at the link given below.

Please note, the film of the meeting will only be available for 150 days after the date of the meeting.

UPDATING

Icon for pdf Scrutiny Board updating 24.01.22 [91.04KB]

FULL AGENDA AND REPORTS

You may find it convenient to use this copy of the agenda and reports in one document. Councillors may refer to the page numbers of this document when they consider the papers.

Icon for pdf Scrutiny Board Agenda and All Reports 24.01.22 [2.41MB]

AGENDA 

Icon for pdf Item 00 Scrutiny Board Agenda 24.01.22 [159.7KB]

1 6.30pm CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The Chair will set out the procedure the meeting will follow 

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 6.45pm MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING 

The minutes of the meetings held on 14 October 2021 and 16 November 2021 will be considered.  

Icon for pdf Item 05a Previous Scrutiny Board Minutes 14.10.21 [180.24KB]
Icon for pdf Item 05b Previous Scrutiny Board Minutes 16.11.21 [258.48KB]

6 7.00pm SOMERSET WASTE PARTNERSHIP DRAFT BUSINESS PLAN 2022 - 2027 

The Somerset Waste Board is required to annually approve a rolling five-year business plan which took place on 10th December 2021 and now sees Scrutiny consulted for the forthcoming actions and deliverables. 

Icon for pdf Item 06a Somerset Waste Draft Business Plan 2022-2027 APPENDIX A - Somerset Waste Partnership Business Plan 2022-27 DRAFT [339.93KB]

7 7.30pm MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL STRATEGY 

The purpose of this report is to set out the Medium-Term Financial Plan for 2022-23 to 2024-25 and to make recommendations on the level of the Council's Revenue Budgets, the Band D Council Tax and Special Expenses Rate for 2022-23. 

Icon for pdf Item 07 220124 Revenue 2022-23 to 2024-25 and 2022-23 Detailed Revenue Budget Scrutiny FINAL [311.72KB]
Icon for pdf Item 07a 220124 Revenue Budget Appendix 4A Scrutiny [338.12KB]
Icon for pdf Item 07b 220124 Revenue Budget Appendix 4B Scrutiny [324.62KB]
Icon for pdf Item 07d 220124 Revenue Budget Appendix 4D R&B Scrutiny [337.61KB]
Icon for pdf Item 07e 220124 Revenue Budget SER Appendix 4E Scrutiny [338.19KB]
Icon for pdf Item 07f 220124 Revenue Budget Appendix F Section 25 Report 2022 Scrutiny [188.75KB]

8 8.00pm CAPITAL STRATEGY 

The purpose of this report is to introduce the new Capital Strategy and make recommendations on the level of the Council's Capital Budgets and the associated funding requirements spanning 2022-23 to 2025-26.   

Icon for pdf Item 08a 220124 Scrutiny 2022-2026 Capital Strategy and 2022-23 Capital Investment Programme [241.81KB]
Icon for pdf Item 08b 220124 Scrutiny 2022-2026 Capital Appendix A Capital Programme [349.49KB]

9 8.30pm TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 

 Feedback is sought from Scrutiny Board on the Treasury Management and Annual Investment Strategy for the forthcoming financial year 2022/23. 

Icon for pdf Item 09 2022-23 MDC Treasury Management Strategy DRAFT Scrutiny 20220124 updated [651.15KB]

10 9.00pm UPDATES FROM THE SCRUTINY WORKING GROUPS 

a Climate and Ecological working group: Councillor Janine Nash 

b Policies and Strategies working group: Councillor Nigel Woollcombe-Adams 

c Access working group: Councillor Phillip Ham 

d Breaking the cycle of disadvantage working group: Councillor Chris Inchley. e Contracts working group: Councillor Barbi Lund

Icon for pdf Item 10c Scrutiny Access Working Group Notes 16.11.21 [111.49KB] 

11 URGENT BUSINESS 

To consider any other business which the Chair decides is urgent. 

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