Notice of a public meeting of


Audit and Governance Committee



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



Wednesday, 8 September 2021



5.30 pm



The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045)








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 1 - 6)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2021.




3.         Public Participation 


At this point in the meeting members of the public who have

registered 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 our registration deadlines have changed to 2

working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the

management of public participation at our meetings. The deadline

for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Monday 6

September 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 on the

details at the foot of the agenda.


Webcasting of Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will

be webcast including any registered public speakers who have

given their permission.

The meeting can be viewed live and on demand at During coronavirus, we've made some

changes to how we're running council meetings. See our

coronavirus updates ( for

more information on meetings and decisions.




4.         Report in the Public Interest: Exit Strategies: Guidance on the use of Settlement Agreements including Special Severance Payments  (Pages 7 - 26)


This report presents guidance prepared for consideration by the Audit & Governance Committee relating to the use of settlement agreements including special severance payments. 




5.         Review of the Council's Constitution  (Pages 27 - 726)


This report sets out the proposed revisions to the Council’s Constitution for consideration by the members of the Audit & Governance Committee.



6.         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.