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Audit Committee - 8 July 2021

Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL08th July 2021

For a meeting of the Audit Committee to be held on Thursday 8 July 2021 at 7.30pm in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL

Members of the Audit Committee:- 

Cllr Margaret Hofman (Chair)

Cllr Ruth Clark

Cllr Tony Humphreys

Cllr Alison Wall

Cllr Keith Martin (Vice-Chair)

Cllr David Coltman

Cllr Joan King

 

 
Joanne Wagstaffe, Chief Executive

30 June 2021


The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on Part I agenda items at Committee meetings. 

For those wishing to speak:

Members of the public will be entitled to register and identify which report(s) they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the meeting.  Those who wish to register to speak must do so by notifying the Committee team by e-mail (CommitteeTeam@threerivers.gov.uk) 48 hours before the meeting. The first 2 people to register on any report (one for and one against) will be sent details on the requirements for attending the meeting.  Registering 48 hours before the meeting will allow the Committee Team time to prepare the speaker sheet in advance of the meeting. Owing to the need to make Covid/Health and Safety preparations for the meeting we are not able to accept speaker registrations after 2pm on the day of the meeting (Thursday 8 July 2021).

Please note that contributions will be limited to no more than three minutes.

Please note that, in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee.

 

For those wishing to observe the meeting:

Due to Coronavirus restrictions the Council are restricted on the number of people who can attend the meetings in person.  To secure one of the limited places as an observer, please contact the Committee Team by email at CommitteeTeam@threerivers.gov.uk 48 hours in advance of the meeting taking place.  Owing to the need to make Covid/Health and Safety preparations for the meeting we are not able to accept registrations to observe the meeting after 2pm on the day of the meeting (Thursday 8 July 2021).

 

In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.

 

Recording and reporting the Council’s meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance.  This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Legislation and the laws of libel and defamation.

 

The Audit Committee meeting will not being broadcast/livestreamed but a recording of the meeting will be made available.

 

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

2. MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Audit Committee Meetings held on 21 March 2021.

 21-03-23-minutes.pdf

 

3. NOTICE OF ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency.  The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items

 

4. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

5. INTERNAL AUDIT PROGRESS REPORT

5i-trdc-sias-progress-report-against-the-2021-22-audit-plan.pdf 

5ii-trdc-sias-progress-report-appendices-3-to-5-audit-recommendations.pdf

 

6. ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT

This report enables the Committee to agree the Annual Governance Statement for inclusion in the Draft Statement of Accounts

 6-trdc-2020-21-annual-governance-statement.pdf

 

7. FINANCE RISKS

This report advises the Committee on the latest position in respect of the evaluation of financial risks facing the Council for discussion and any recommendations/ comments they wish to make.

7i-financial-budgetary-risks-report.pdf (pdf)

7ii-risks-audit-committee-july-2021.pdf (pdf)

 

8. TERMS OF REFERENCE

8-tor-audit-committee.pdf (pdf)

 

9. WORK PROGRAMME

9-work-programme-2021-22.pdf

 

10. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

 

11. EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

If any confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional item(s) and a resolution to be passed in the following terms

           

“that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under the respective paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act”.

 

1. OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above

 General Enquiries to the Committee Team at CommitteeTeam@threerivers.gov.uk