Governance Committee

Information about the Governance Committee's responsibilities, scheduled meeting and available meeting papers to download.

The Governance Committee acts as the Council’s Audit and Standards Committee being responsible for:

  1. Monitoring and reviewing the Council’s audit activity, which includes the internal audit strategy
  2. Receiving regular reports on audits of specific service areas
  3. Overseeing the Council’s regulatory framework: contracts, financial regulations and risk management
  4. Monitoring the treasury management strategy the sign off the accounts and considering the external auditor’s report
  5. Supporting the authority in meeting its statutory duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by Councillors and Parish Councillors in accordance with the seven principles of public life, as follows:
  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

Governance Committee meetings scheduled for the current municipal year are listed below, along with the associated meeting papers. Meeting papers are usually published 5 clear days before a meeting.

25 July 2022 - 10am 

26 September 2022 - 10am 

28 November 2022 - 10am

6 February 2023 - 10am

Hearing Panel – 21 February 2023 at 10am

13 March 2023 - 10am

24 April 2023 - 10am


You can find further copies of meet papers here.