Notice of Meeting

Governance & Audit Committee – Advisory Meeting

Councillor Allen (Chairman),

Councillor Wade (Vice-Chairman),

Councillors Gbadebo, Mrs Hayes MBE, Heydon, Leake, Neil and Tullett


David StJohn Jones – Independent Member

Wednesday 23 June 2021, 7.30 pm

Online Via Teams



Recommendations arising from this meeting will be considered in accordance with the delegations approved by Council on 28 April 2021.






Apologies for Absence



To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute members.





Declarations of Interest



Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.


Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.


Any Member with an affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.





Minutes of previous meeting

3 - 8


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 24 March 2021 and the Annual meeting of the Committee held on the 28 April 2021.





Urgent Items of Business



Any other items which, pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman decides are urgent.





Internal Audit Annual Assurance Report 2020/21

9 - 40


To receive the Head of Audit and Risk Management’s Annual Report setting out the Head of Internal Audit’s Opinion for 2020/21.

Reporting: Sally Hendrick





Standards Annual Report

41 - 48


To advise on activity within the Councils Standards framework from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 

Reporting: Sanjay Prashar





Annual Governance Statement

49 - 66


To receive the Annual Governance Statement for 2020/21.

Reporting: Sanjay Prashar






















Sound recording, photographing, filming and use of social media is permitted.  Please contact Emma Young, 01344 352308,, so that any special arrangements can be made.

Published: 15 June 2021