Audit and Governance Committee
Thursday, 30th September, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ. View directions

Contact: Rachel Graves  Tel: 01270 686473 Email:

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 paragraphs 2.24 of the Council’s Committee Procedure Rules and Appendix on Public Speaking a total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to put questions to the committee on any matter relating to this agenda. Each member of the public will be allowed up to two minutes each to speak, and the Chair will have discretion to vary this where they consider it appropriate.


Members of the public wishing to speak are required to provide notice of this at least three clear working days’ in advance of the meeting and should include the question with that notice.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 27 May 2021.


Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair.


External Audit Update Report pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To consider the update report on the work of the External Auditor.

Additional documents:


Covid-19 Update pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To consider the Corporate Policy Committee report on the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Draft Pre-Audit Statement of Accounts 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider the Draft Pre-Aduit Statement of Accounts 2020/21.

Additional documents:


Draft Annual Governance Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider the Draft Annual Governance Statement 2020/21.

Additional documents:


Annual Information Governance Update 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To consider the Annual Information Governance Update.


Report to Follow


Annual Internal Audit Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider the Annual Internal Audit Report 2020/21.

Additional documents:


Maladministration Decision Notices from Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman - February - July 2021 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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


Annual Report of the Monitoring Officer 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To consider the annual report of the Monitoring Officer.

Additional documents:


Annual Risk Management Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To consider the Annual Risk Management Report for 2020/21.

Additional documents:


Councillor Code of Conduct

To receive a verbal update from the Director of Governance and Compliance and the Chair of the Councillor Code of Conduct Working Group on progress on the Code.


Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To consider the Work Plan and determine any required amendments.

Additional documents:


Waivers and Non-adherences pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider and note the number and reason for the WARNs approved between 1 April 2021 and 31 August 2021.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining item on the agenda has been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended 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 item 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 April 2021 and 31 August 2021.