A meeting of the
West of England Combined Authority Committee
will be held on
Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018
Place: The Council Chamber, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW
1. EVACUATION PROCEDURE
In the event of a fire, please await direction from the Bath & East Somerset Council staff who will help assist with the evacuation. Please do not return to the building until instructed to do so by the fire warden(s).
2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies for absence from Members.
3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST UNDER THE LOCALISM ACT 2011
Members who consider that they have an interest to declare are asked to: a) State the item number in which they have an interest, b) The nature of the interest, c) Whether the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest, non-disclosable pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest. Any Member who is unsure about the above should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer prior to the meeting in order to expedite matters at the meeting itself.
To consider and approve the minutes from 2 February 2018 of West of England Combined Authority Committee Meeting.
5. CHAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS
To receive announcements from the Chair of the West of England Combined Authority.
6. COMMENTS FROM CHAIR OF LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP
To be presented by the Chair of the West of England LEP.
7. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC
Members of the public can speak for up to 3 minutes each. The total time for this session is 30 minutes so speaking time will be reduced if more than 10 people wish to speak.
If you wish to present a petition or make a statement and speak at the meeting, you are required to give notice of your intention by noon on the working day before the meeting by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 12pm on Tuesday 17th April.
If you wish to ask a question at the meeting, you are required to submit the question in writing to email@example.com no later than 3 working days before the meeting. The deadline is 5pm on Thursday 12th April.
Any member of the West of England Combined Authority may present a petition at a West of England Combined Authority Committee Meeting.
9. TRANSPORT UPDATE
To update Members on the proposals for Suburban Rail in the West of England and the proposed allocation of additional pot hole funding for 2017/18.
10. OPERATING FRAMEWORK FOR THE WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY
This report seeks agreement of the operating framework for the West of England Combined Authority for the year 2018-2019.
11. PROGRAMME GOVERNANCE FOR ONE FRONT DOOR AND INVESTMENT FUND
To provide an update on the current projects with funding allocations through the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) Investment Fund and proposed amendments to governance arrangements to ensure effective monitoring of the Investment Fund and One Front Door funds as a programme.
12. 5G PROJECT FUNDING ALLOCATION
To provide an update on the 5G Smart Tourism project being funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) through the 5G Testbed and Trials Programme.
13. MAYORAL AND WECA BUDGET OUTTURN 2017/18 AND UPDATES FOR 2018/19
This report presents the revenue and capital financial outturn budget monitoring information for WECA and the Mayoral budget for the financial year 2017/18 based on actual data for the period April 2017 to January 2018.
14. WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY (BUSINESS RATE SUPPLEMENTS FUNCTIONS) ORDER 2018
To give consent to the West of England Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Functions) Order 2018.
15. ANY OTHER ITEM THE CHAIR DECIDES IS URGENT
Next meeting: FRIDAY 1ST JUNE 2018