Notice of a public meeting of


Audit and Governance Committee



Councillors Pavlovic (Chair), Daubeney, Fisher (Vice-Chair), Lomas, Mason, Wann, Webb and Carr



Wednesday, 28 July 2021



5.30 pm



Remote Meeting


This is not a formal meeting of this Scrutiny Committee. The

Council is operating its scrutiny and decision making

meetings in accordance with statutory requirements relating

to holding Covid-safe meetings. As non-decision making bodies, Members of this Councils Scrutiny Committees will continue to hold public informal sessions remotely for the purpose of commenting only on the business set out in the agenda below. Members of the public may register to speak in the usual way set out below.








1.         Declarations of Interest 


At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:


·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests


which they might have in respect of business on this agenda.




2.         Minutes  (Pages 3 - 10)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2021.




3.         Public Participation 


It is at this point in the meeting that members of the public who

have registered their wish to speak can do so. Members of the

public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit

of the committee.


Please note that registration deadlines have changed to 2

working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the

management of public participation at remote meetings. The

deadline for registering is 5:00pm on Monday, 26 July 2021.


To register to speak, please visit to fill in an online

registration form. If you have any questions about the

registration form or the meeting, please contact Democratic

Services. Contact details can be found at the foot of the agenda.


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4.         Corporate Governance Report  (Pages 11 - 34)


This report provides Members with a range of updates including those in relation to information governance and complaints.




5.         Draft Statement of Accounts  (Pages 35 - 200)


This report presents the information for the draft 2020/21 Statement of Accounts before they are audited. 



6.         Mazars Audit Progress Report  (Pages 201 - 216)


The paper attached at Annex A is the Audit Progress Report from Mazars which communicates their progress on audit to date for the year ended 31 March 2021, along with an update on national publications.




7.         Monitoring Officer's update  (Pages 217 - 220)


This report outlines necessary amendments to the Council’s Constitution by the Monitoring Officer in response to Covid-19 and Government regulations.




8.         Progress against the Action Plan  (Pages 221 - 230)


This report provides an update to the Council’s delivery against the Action Plan approved by Full Council in response to receipt of the Report in the Public Interest on 19 April 2021.




9.         Work Plan  (Pages 231 - 234)


To receive a draft plan of reports currently expected to be presented to future meetings of the Committee up to April 2022.




10.      Urgent Business 


Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the  Local Government Act 1972.




Democracy Officer:


Name: Robert Flintoft

Telephone: (01904) 555704







For more information about any of the following please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports


Contact details are set out above.