A meeting of the
West of England Combined Authority Committee
was held on
Date: Monday 30 October 2017
High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW
1. EVACUATION PROCEDURE
In the event of a fire, please await direction from the Bath & East North 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 15 September 2017 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
email@example.com. The deadline is 12pm Friday 27th October.
If you wish to ask a question at the meeting, you are required to submit the question in writing to
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 working days before the meeting. The
deadline is 5pm Tuesday 24th October.
Any member of the West of England Combined Authority may present a petition at a West of
England Combined Authority Committee Meeting.
9. WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY AND MAYORAL BUDGET OUTURN 2017/18:
REVENUE AND CAPITAL MONITORING APRIL 2017 TO SEPTEMBER 2017
This report presents the revenue and capital financial outturn budget monitoring information for WECA
and the Mayoral budget for the financial year 2017/18.
10. TREASURY MANAGEMENT MONITORING REPORT TO 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017
This report gives details of performance against the Authority’s Treasury Management Strategy and
Annual Investment Plan 2017/18 for the first six months of 2017/18.
11. AGREE BUSINESS CASE FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
To seek approval for funding feasibility studies and the development of business cases for strategically
important infrastructure schemes within the West of England Combined Authority area.
12. WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY TRANSPORT FUNCTIONS
To provide an overview of the planned programme of work and timetable for the key aspects of
WECA’s transport functions highlighting key decision points in the near future.
13. AGREE NEXT STEPS FOR ADULT EDUCATION BUDGET
To provide an update on the current position regarding devolution of the Adult Education Budget to
the West of England Combined Authority.
14. APPROVE EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT INNOVATION PILOT FUNDING
To provide a brief update on the DWP-funded Employment Support Innovation Pilot being managed
by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and delivered in partnership with constituent
15. OPERATIONAL POLICIES FOR WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY
The Purpose of this report is to inform the Board of the operational policies being developed by the
West of England Combined Authority.
16. GOVERNANCE UPDATE
This report seeks approval to a number of amendments to the approved Consultation which are
recommended for the purpose of clarity.
17. ANY OTHER ITEM THE CHAIR DECIDES IS URGENT
Next meeting: Thursday 7 December 2017