Meeting Details

Governance and Audit Committee
28 Jul 2020 - 18:00
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Documents

Agenda

Part A
Live Broadcast

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1 Welcome and Announcements (Virtual Meetings)
The Chairman will welcome members of the public and Councillors to the meeting and remind those participating to mute their microphones when not talking. The Chairman will invite all Councillors and Officers participating in the meeting to introduce themselves. The Chairman will, at regular intervals, ask Councillors to indicate if they wish to speak or ask a question and Councillors will be invited to speak in turn by the Chairman. A vote on each item of business will be taken by roll call of each Councillor and the outcome of each vote will be confirmed by the Democratic Services Officer.
2 Substitutions
Councillors will be asked to say if they are attending on behalf of a Committee member who is absent.
3 Urgent Items
The Chairman will announce if there is any item not on the published agenda which will be considered because it is urgent and will explain the reason for the urgency.
4 Declarations of Interest
Councillors will be asked to say if there are any items on the agenda about which they have a disclosable pecuniary interest which would prevent them from participating in any discussion of the item or participating in any vote upon the item, or any other pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest.
5 Have Your Say! (Virtual Meetings)
Members of the public may make representations to the meeting.  Each representation may be no longer than three minutes (500 words).  Members of the public may register their wish to address the meeting by registering online by 12.00 noon on the working day before the meeting date. In addition a written copy of the representation will need to be supplied for use in the event of unforeseen technical difficulties preventing participation at the meeting itself. 
At the meeting on 23 June 2020 the committee requested additional information relating to the actions of the Council in response to the business interruption that was caused by the Covid 19 pandemic during March 2020, to enable an appropriate assessment of the governance review of 2019/20 and therefore provide assurance to enable the approval of the Annual Governance Statement for 2019/20.
This report informs the Committee of the consultation by the Local Government Association on its draft Model Member Code of Conduct.
At its meeting on 23 June 2020 the Committee requested a brief summary of the implementation of virtual committee meetings, that were required as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This paper gives a summary overview of the work and meetings that have taken place so far, and invites Councillors, and officers, to provide their views to help inform a detailed review of digital meetings, which will be reported to the committee later in the year.
This report sets out the current Work Programme 2020-2021 for the Governance and Audit Committee. This provides details of the reports that are scheduled for each meeting during the municipal year.
10 Exclusion of the Public (not Scrutiny or Executive)
In accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the public, including the press, from the meeting so that any items containing exempt information (for example confidential personal, financial or legal advice), in Part B of this agenda (printed on yellow paper) can be decided. (Exempt information is defined in Section 100I and Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972).
Part B

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Attendance

Declarations of Interests

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