Audit and Governance Committee
Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Rachel Graves  Democratic Services Officer

Link: Audio recordings

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 76 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2019 as a correct record.


External Audit Update and Annual Audit Letter 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To receive the Annual Audit Letter for 2018/19 and the Audit Progress Report.

Additional documents:


Maladministration Decision Notices from Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman: pdf icon PDF 254 KB

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


Treasury Management Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To receive the Treasury Management Annual Report for 2018/19.

Additional documents:


Annual Report of the Audit and Governance Committee 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To consider the draft version of the Audit and Governance Committee’s Annual Report 2018/19 and agree the final version of the report to go to Council.

Additional documents:


Counter Fraud Update pdf icon PDF 268 KB

To consider an update on the Council’s arrangements to counter the threat of fraud and corruption.


Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 233 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 90 KB

To receive an update on the quantity and reasons for non-adherences approved between the  period 1 July 2019 and 31 August 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 Paragraphs 1, 2 and 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 Procedural Rules Non-Adherences

To note the approved WARNs issued between >