Audit and Governance Committee
Thursday, 30th May, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Rachel Graves  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.


Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.32 of the Committee Procedural Rules and Appendix 7 to the Rules a total period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the Committee on any matter relevant to the work of the body in question.


Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes but the Chairman or person presiding will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers. Members of the public are not required to give notice to use this facility. However, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours’ notice is encouraged.


Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.




Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 14 March 2019 as a correct record.


Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 287 KB

For Members’ information the Committee’s terms of reference, as set out in the Constitution, are attached.


External Audit 2018/19 Progress and Update pdf icon PDF 77 KB

An receive an update on the External Audit work for 2018/19.

Additional documents:


Maladministration Decision Notices from Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman – December 2018 – February 2019 pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To consider and note a report on the Decision Notices issued by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) when their investigations have found maladministration causing injustice to complainants.


Audit and Governance Hearing Sub Committee

To receive a verbal update on the requirement to arrange a Hearing Sub Committee to consider a standards matter.


Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To consider the forthcoming Work Plan for 2019/20, to ensure comprehensive coverage of the Committee’s responsibilities.

Additional documents:


Contract Procedure Rule Non-Adherences pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To receive an update on the quantity and reasons for non-adherences approved between the  period 1 February 2019 to 30 April 2019.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.


The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.




Contract Procedure Rule Non-Adherences

To note the approved WARNs issued between 1 February 2019 and 30 April 2019.