Agenda and draft minutes

Governance, Audit and Standards Committee - Monday, 19 July 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston NG9 1AB

Contact: Email: committees@broxtowe.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

8.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interest and/or other interest in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

9.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 195 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 17 May 2021.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 17 July 2021 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

10.

REVIEW OF PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCIES pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To inform the Committee of the new Parliamentary Constituency for Broxtowe proposed by the Boundary Commission for England as part of the 2023 review of parliamentary constituencies.

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the review of the new Parliamentary Constituency for Broxtowe proposed by the Boundary Commission for England as part of the 2023 review of parliamentary constituencies.

 

 

 

11.

REVIEW OF STRATEGIC RISK REGISTER pdf icon PDF 451 KB

To approve the amendments to the Strategic Risk Register and the action plans identified to mitigate risks.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the amendments to the Strategic Risk Register and the action plans identified to mitigate risks.

 

RESOLVED that the amendments to the Strategic Risk Register and the actions to mitigate risks as set out in appendix 2 be approved.

12.

INTERNAL AUDIT REVIEW 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 373 KB

To inform the Committee of the work of Internal Audit during 2020/21 and to provide an annual internal audit assurance opinion that can be used by the Council to inform its Annual Governance Statement. 

Minutes:

The Committee received an update of the work undertaken by Internal Audit during 2020/21 and reviewed the annual internal audit assurance opinion that can be used by the Council to inform its Annual Governance Statement. 

13.

INTERNAL AUDIT PROGRESS REPORT pdf icon PDF 480 KB

To inform the Committee of the recent work completed by Internal Audit.

Minutes:

The Committee noted the recent work completed by Internal Audit and reviewed progress made by management in implementing agreed actions within six months of the completion of the respective audits.

14.

COMPLAINTS REPORT 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 663 KB

To provide members with a summary of complaints made against the Council.

Minutes:

Members were provided with a summary of complaints made against the Council. It was noted that there had been a decrease in stage 1 complaints received and an increase in stage 2 complaints.

15.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REPORT 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To provide members with an overview of Freedom of Information requests made to the Council.

 

Minutes:

Members were provided with an overview of Freedom of Information requests made to the Council. It was noted that there had been a decrease in the number of requests received in comparison to the previous year.

16.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To consider items for inclusion in the Work Programme for future meetings.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Work Programme.

 

RESOLVED that the work programme be approved subject to the addition of a report on Governance Arrangements for the Beeston Town Centre development be added to the 29 November 2021.