Audit and Governance Committee - Thursday, 28th July, 2022 10.30 am

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

Contact: Helen Davies  Tel: 01270 685705 Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any 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 234 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 26 May 2022.


Audit & Governance Action Log pdf icon PDF 320 KB

To consider the Audit & Governance Action Log.


Member Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 381 KB

To consider the revised Code of Conduct which reflects the Local Government Association model Code of Conduct for elected members, and incorporates best practice recommendations from The Ethics Report which can be recommended to full Council for adoption.

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Covid-19 Report pdf icon PDF 802 KB

To consider the Covid-19 Report.


Draft Statement of Accounts pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To receive a presentation on the Draft Statement of Accounts.

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Production of the Annual Governance Statement 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To receive an update on the production of the Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for 2021/22.



Information Governance Report pdf icon PDF 734 KB

To consider the progress made on the Information Assurance Programme during 2021/2022, and the future vision to support ongoing compliance.


External Audit 2021/22 Progress Report pdf icon PDF 563 KB

To receive a presentation from the External Auditors on the Audit Strategy Memorandum (ASM) for external audit 2021/22.


Internal Audit Annual Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 402 KB

To consider details of the work undertaken by Internal Audit during 2021/22 and how this contributes to the Annual Opinion on the Council’s control environment.


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Monitoring Officer Report pdf icon PDF 523 KB

To consider the Monitoring Officer Report.

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Standing Item: Upheld Complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman pdf icon PDF 822 KB

To consider a summary of the complaints received and considered by the Council during the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 (2021-2022).


Standing Item: Work Programme 2021/22 and 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 466 KB

To consider the Committees Work Programme.


Standing Item: Compliance with Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 428 KB

To consider an update to the Audit and Governance Committee on the number of cases where, and reasons why, procurement activity has required the use of waivers and/or non-adherences (WARNs).


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 3 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.




Standing Item: Compliance with Contract Procedure Rules: PART TWO

To note the approved WARNs issued from 1st May 2022 to the 31th May 2022, plus two Waiver which were missed from the figures in the May Committee. 

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