Regional Council (Taunton)

25 January 2020 11:30am–3:00pm

Somerset County Cricket Club

The next Regional Council meeting is taking place on Saturday 25th January 2020, in Taunton, at the Somerset County Cricket Club.

How do I submit a motion?

Submit a motion or topic for discussion

This form needs completing and submitting by no later than 9am on Monday 6th January 2020. After this, online registration of motions will automatically close.



Branch Delegate Registration

Observer Registration

Ex-officio Registration

Registration closes at 9am on Monday 6th January 2020.


Reasonable Adjustments & Childcare

Reasonable Adjustments

Application for Childcare

Should anyone apply for childcare or reasonable adjustments or facilitation, they will be contacted prior to the meeting to confirm details.


Regional Council FAQs

  • How many delegates can our branch register?

    The number of delegates depends on the number of members within your branch. It is one delegate per 500 members or part thereof.

    Delegates have to be full UNISON members (they cannot be retired members) and the delegation must comply with UNISON’s principles of proportionality.

    If in doubt of how many delegates you can send or how many should be men or women, please contact us using the e-mail button below or refer to the regional constitution.

    Contact us about Branch Delegation to Regional Council

  • Why does anyone need to register to attend this meeting?

    Regional Council meetings where issues are debated, reported on, decisions made, motions passed, and elections carried out, need to be quorate, so it’s important that representatives from sectors, groups and branches attend these meetings to represent UNISON South West members.

    Registration of your attendance means we can properly set up the conference and meeting rooms and ensure that refreshments and catering is provided for the correct number of attendees.  It also means that we can be greener by providing an appropriate amount of documentation on the day.

  • Can I claim expenses?

    Branch delegates should liaise with their Branch to reimburse any expenses associated with attendance at Regional Council.

    Lunch is provided, so no subsistence should be claimed.

    The only exception to this is for Ex-Officios and invited guest speakers.

  • Is lunch provided?

    Yes, lunch will be provided.

    It will be available around 1pm.

    It will take into account dietary requirements where possible, and subject to notification in advance of the meeting. However, if details are not submitted by the registration deadline we cannot guarantee that any specific food intolerances or allergies can be catered for.