Committees and Meetings
The Council has a number of Committees and Boards which sit to make decisions on behalf of the district.
This page lists the various committees and boards. Look up the one that interests you to view agendas and reports of recent and forthcoming meetings. If you require agendas, reports and/or minutes from meetings dating back further than those displayed on the website please contact the Committee Services Team using the contact form under Useful Forms below.
Calendar of Public Meetings and Events
This document shows the 'key decisions' which the Council and its Committees intend to take in the next four month period.
Time is set aside at each public meeting for the public to ask questions, make comments and raise matters of concern. To make a request to speak at a public meeting please use the form below or let the Committee Officer know prior to the meeting.
All 47 councillors meet together as the Council, these meetings are also known as Full Council.
The Cabinet is the part of the Council that is responsible for most of the Policy decisions that influence the day-to-day operations.
The Scrutiny Board supports the work of the Cabinet and enables citizens to have a greater say in Council matters by holding public meetings into matters of local concern.
The full Licensing Board meets bi-monthly and is responsible for certain licensing related policy decisions and certain licence applications (usually contentious decisions), related to current legislation, including the following:
The Licensing Sub Committee will meet when necessary to consider individual licensing applications.
The Planning Board meets every month to consider and determine planning applications, the adoption of planning/development briefs and other development control and planning enforcement matters.
The Standards Committee promotes high standards of conduct by Councillors.
The Audit Committee is led by the Chief Finance Officer (Section 151 Officer)
The Asset Management Group's remit is to deliver maximum commercial returns from all the Council's property assets, balanced with efficient use of assets and the community benefits that are deliverable from them.
Applications made the Community Right to Buy or Community Right to Bid are considered by the Council's Assets of Community Value Panel.
The Somerset Building Control Partnership is a Joint Committee between Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council.
This group is responsible for the Council's programme of transformation.
The Polling Districts and Polling Places Review Committee is led by the Elections Manager.
Mendip District Council has made an agreement with 4 other Councils to share some services. The services within the agreement include Revenues & Benefits, Local Land Charges, Customer Services and IT.
Somerset County Council and the four District Councils have formed a Joint Committee to provide collaborative democratic oversight and transparency for the establishment of the new single unitary council covering the whole of the administration county of Somerset.
The Local Government Reorganisation Joint Scrutiny Committee consists of sixteen members drawn from the relevant overview and scrutiny committees of the Constituent Councils, eight from the County Council and two from each of the District Councils