Audit and Governance Committee
Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Rachel Graves  Tel: 01270 686473 Email:

Link: Meeting recording

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 67 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24 September 2020 as a correct record.


External Audit Findings and Action Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider and receive the Audit Completion Report for the year ending 31st March 2020.

Additional documents:


Statement of Accounts 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To consider the Statement of Accounts 2019/20.


Annual Governance Statement 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To receive and approve the proposed final Annual Governance Statement 2019/20.

Additional documents:


Draft Treasury Management Strategy and Minimum Revenue Provision Statement 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To consider and note the draft Treasury Management Strategy and the MRP Statement for 2021/22.

Additional documents:


Covid-19 - Update on Response and Recovery pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To consider the Cabinet update report on the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Additional documents:


Quarter Two Review of the Strategic Risk Register 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To consider the outcomes of the review of the Strategic Risk Register at the end of Quarter Two.

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Audit and Governance Committee Composition and Structure pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To consider the future composition and structure of the Audit and Governance Committee.


Maladministration Decision Notices from Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman: April - August 2020 pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To consider the Decision Notice issued by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman when their investigations have found maladministration causing injustice to complaints.


Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To consider the Work Plan and determine any required amendments.

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Waivers and Non-Adherences pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider and note the number and reason for the WARNs approved between 1 September and 30 September 2020.


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.




Waivers and Non-Adherences

To note the approved WARNs issued between 1 September and 30 September 2020.