Meeting Details

Governance and Audit Committee
19 Oct 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00

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  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests



Part A
1 Welcome and Announcements
The Chairman will welcome members of the public and Councillors and remind everyone to use microphones at all times when they are speaking. The Chairman will also explain action in the event of an emergency, mobile phones switched to silent, audio-recording of the meeting. Councillors who are members of the committee will introduce themselves.
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 Minutes of Previous Meeting
The Councillors will be invited to confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2021 are a correct record.
6 Have Your Say!
The Chairman will invite members of the public to indicate if they wish to speak or present a petition on any item included on the agenda or any other matter relating to the terms of reference of the meeting. Please indicate your wish to speak at this point if your name has not been noted by Council staff.
The Committee will consider a report providing details of Colchester Borough Council’s Annual Review Letter for 2021.
The Committee will consider a report setting out the general duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and specific duties under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, that Colchester Borough Council has to ensure that employees, and others who may be affected, can work safely without risk to their safety or health.
The Committee will consider a report setting out the Governance Assurance Statement of Colchester Borough Homes.  
The Committee will receive a verbal update on digital meetings following the Covid-19 pandemic. 
The Committee will consider a report providing an overview as to how Colchester Borough Council ensures appropriate levels of Cyber Security are maintained and monitored.
The Committee will consider a report setting out its work programme for the current municipal year. 
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

Meeting Documents

There are no separate meeting documents but there may be meeting documents assigned to the Agenda.


NameReason for Sending ApologySubstituted By
Councillor Kevin Bentley Councillor Jackie Maclean
Councillor Steph Nissen  
NameReason for AbsenceSubstituted By
Councillor Gerard Oxford  

Declarations of Interests


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