Audit and Governance Committee - Thursday, 29th September, 2022 2.00 pm

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 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 250 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2022.


Minutes of Previous Meeting: to follow


Action Log pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To consider the Audit and Governance Action Log.


Monitoring Officer Report pdf icon PDF 523 KB

To consider the assurances outlined within the Annual Monitoring Officer Report, on key aspects of the Monitoring Officer’s responsibilities over the previous financial year.

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External Audit Progress and Update Report pdf icon PDF 390 KB

To receive an update report on the external audit progress.


Draft Annual Governance Statement 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 422 KB

To receive the draft Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for 2021/22.

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Audit & Governance Committee Annual Report pdf icon PDF 479 KB

To consider the draft version of the Audit and Governance Committee’s Annual Report 2021/22 and agree the final version of the report that will go to the next meeting of Council.

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Standing Item: Upheld Complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To consider an update on the Decision Notices issued by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman “the Ombudsman” when his investigations have found maladministration causing injustice to complainants during the period April- July 2022. 



Standing Item: Work Programme 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 448 KB

To consider the Committee’s Work Programme.


Standing Item: Compliance with Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 509 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.