The purpose of the Audit & Governance Committee is as follows:

Full Delegation:

  1. To undertake an annual programme of work in respect of the Town Council’s governance arrangements;
  2. To keep under review the effectiveness of the Council’s internal control and governance arrangements and provide advice (and make recommendations to the Council on the adequacy and effectiveness of these arrangements);
  3. To review the effectiveness of the Council’s policies and procedures in respect of corporate governance (and make recommendations to the Council on the adequacy and effectiveness of such arrangements);;
  4. To ensure that actions are taken to comply with the recommendations of the external and internal auditors;
  5. To ensure that the Town Council’s Asset Register is kept up to date;
  6. To ensure that the Town Council’s Risk Register is kept up to date and effective actions taken to manage risk;
  7. To ensure that appropriate governance training is made available to Members of the Town Council and its staff; and
  8. To conduct reviews specifically requested by the Council, Operations & Strategy Committee and/or Town Clerk.
  9. To authorise short-term investments on behalf of the Town Council subject to the investment of funds being in accordance with the Town Council’s Investment Strategy and reported to Council.
  10. To conduct any reviews, enquiries or investigations on behalf of the Town Council and issue its findings on such matters, subject to referral to the full Council for decision of any matter that has policy and/or budgetary implications.

 

Review and Report:

  1. To advise the Town Council on the appointment and terms of engagement of the internal audit service;
  2. To advise the Town Council on the development of work programme of the internal auditor,;
  3. To advise the Town Council on measures to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of the Council’s services;
  4. To consider the adequacy and effectiveness of the Council’s banking and insurance arrangements; and
  5. To consider the adequacy of the Town Council’s Emergency Planning and Business Continuity arrangements.

 

Members of the Audit & Governance Committee

Councillor Gerard Brewster (Chair)
Councillor John Curle
Councillor Paul Ekpenyong
Councillor Duncan MacPherson (Deputy chair)
Councillor David Muller
Councillor Miles Row

 

Audit & Governance Committee meeting dates for the municipal year 2017/2018 are as follows:

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018

 

Agenda for the next meeting:

To follow

 

Minutes of the Audit & Governance Committee meetings held during 2017/18

21st June, 2017

 

Minutes of the Audit & Governance Committee meetings held during 2016/2017

Please click on the links below to view the minutes for the Audit & Governance Committee meetings held on that date:

15th June, 2016
21st September, 2016
14th December, 2016

 

Minutes of Audit & Governance Committee meetings during 2015/2016

Please click on the links below to view the minutes for the Audit & Governance Committee meetings held on that date:

15th July, 2015
21st October, 2015
17th February, 2016