A meeting of the
West of England Combined Authority
Overview and Scrutiny Committee
will be held on
Date: Friday 22 September 2017
Place: The Board Room
The Engine Shed, Temple Way, Bristol, BS1 6QH
In the event of a fire, please await direction from the West of England Combined Authority 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)
1. ANNUAL BUSINESS
I. Election of Chair
II. Election of Vice Chair
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.
As this is the first meeting of the West of England Combined Authority Overview and Scrutiny
Committee, there are no previous minutes to consider or approve.
5. 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. For this meeting, this means that your submission must be received
in this office by 12noon on Thursday, 21 September 2017.
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. For this meeting,
this means that your question(s) must be received in this office by 5pm on Monday, 18 September
Any member of the public in the West of England Combined Authority may present a petition at a
West of England Combined Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committee Meeting.
7. WORK PROGRAMME
To consider and agree the annual work programme
8. UPDATE ON INVESTMENT PROGRAMME
To receive a report on the Combined Authority’s Investment Programme from Chris Jennings Interim
Head of Business and Skills
Committee to consider its approach to Skills
10. 2017/18 BUDGET
To receive and discuss in detail the WECA Budget for 2017/18 with Tim Richens, Director of
Corporate Services, WECA.
West if England Joint Committee items
11. WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY REGIONAL STRATEGY
To consider Overview and Scrutiny position and view of the Regional Strategy discussion document
12. KEY ISSUES REPORT FOR JOINT SPATIAL PLAN (JSP)
To receive a report from Laura Ambler Interim Head of Housing and Planning
13. JOINT TRANSPORT STUDY
To receive a report from Bill Davis Transport Officer
14. LAST ITEM: ANY OTHER ITEM THE CHAIR DECIDES IS URGENT
Next meeting: 10 November 2017