Venue: Midsomer Norton Town Hall (Town Hall The Island, Midsomer Norton, England, BA3 2HQ)

Contact: Democratic Services 

No. Item


Evacuation Procedure

In the event of a fire, please await direction from venue 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).



Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.


Declarations of interest under the Localism Action 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.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 919 KB

To consider and approve the minutes from the West of England Joint Committee meeting held on 8 April 2022.


Chair Announcements

To receive announcements from the Chair of the West of England Combined Authority.


Items from the Public (Questions, Statements and Petitions)

WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS (written procedure)

1. Any member of the public can submit a maximum of two written questions in advance of this meeting.

2. The deadline for the submission of questions is 5.00 pm, at least 3 clear working days ahead of a meeting. For this meeting, the deadline for questions is 5.00 pm on Monday 27 June 2022.

3. Questions should be addressed to the Chair of the meeting and e-mailed to

4. Under the direction of the Chair, wherever possible, written replies to questions will be sent to questioners by the end of the working day prior to the meeting.

5. Please note - under the Combined Authority’s committee procedures, there is no opportunity for oral supplementary questions to be asked at committee meetings.

6. The written questions and replies will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and published on the Combined Authority website.



1. Any member of the public may submit a written statement (or petition) to this meeting.

2. Please note that one statement per individual is permitted.

3. Statements must be submitted in writing and received by the deadline of 12 noon on the working day before the meeting. For this meeting, the deadline for statements is 12 noon on Thursday 30 June 2022. Statements should be emailed to

4. Statements will be listed for the meeting in the order of receipt. All statements will be sent to committee members in advance of the meeting and published on the Combined Authority website.

5. Please note: If any member of the public wishes to attend the meeting to orally present their statement, they are asked please to notify the Combined Authority’s Democratic Services team of this at the point when their statement is submitted and by 12 noon on the working day before the meeting at the very latest. Statements to be presented physically at the meeting will be listed in the order of receipt of notification. The total time available for the public session at this meeting is 30 minutes.



Comments from Chair of Local Enterprise Partnership

To be presented by the Chair of the West of England LEP.


Comments from Chair of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee

The Chair of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee to report the views of that Committee.



The following motion has been received for debate from Metro Mayor Dan Norris:


In light of the climate emergency and the West of England’s 2030 net zero target, the West of England Combined Authority calls on the Avon Pension scheme to match this ambition by committing to having a carbon neutral pension fund by 2030 or earlier; and to divest entirely from fossil fuel stocks.



Investment Fund Programme pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To update on the overall programme and headroom.



Investment Fund - Change Requests pdf icon PDF 478 KB

To seek approval for change requests for schemes within the current Investment Fund programme.


City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement - Delivery Model pdf icon PDF 636 KB

To highlight the need to build momentum rapidly to ensure overall programme execution, whilst in parallel develop the delivery model to govern the programme successfully. In doing this a number of approvals are needed with regards to the delivery model, pipeline of works, funding requirements, building capacity and capability across the CRSTS programme and to approve a number of delegations.



Bus Service Improvement Plan and Enhanced Partnership Scheme pdf icon PDF 621 KB

To secure Committee approvals and appropriate delegations to the current version of the draft Enhanced Partnership Plan (EPP), recognising development of the detail will be ongoing over the next three months. Approval now will enable Department for Transport (DfT) to confirm release and drawdown of funding from this point onwards. This is required to support acceleration of initial Mayoral Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) priorities including fares packaging and Network Reviews, as well as detailing the next steps of the programme.


Additional documents:


UKSPF & Multiply pdf icon PDF 441 KB

To seek approval to spend the West of England’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) allocation.


West of England Combined Authority and Mayoral Budget Outturn Report pdf icon PDF 805 KB

This report presents the revenue budget financial outturn information for the West of England Combined Authority and the Mayoral budget for the financial year 2021/22 based on data for the period April to March 2022.



Treasury Management Outturn Report 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 833 KB

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)  Treasury Management in the Public Services: Code of Practice requires the Authority to approve a Treasury Management Strategy before the start of each financial year, review performance during the year, and approve an annual report after the end of each financial year. This report provides a review of performance to 31st March 2022.