Agenda

Governance Committee - Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Virtual - Online meeting. View directions

Contact: Corporate and Community Services  01271 388253

Note: If you wish to attend the Committee please email memberservices@northdevon.gov.uk by noon Friday 4th September 2020. This will be a virtual meeting and will be conducted in line with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. Please be aware that when you take part in a virtual meeting your phone number and/or your email address will be visible to councillors and officers of North Devon Council attending the committee but will not be visible to members of the public or others. This is required to allow you to be identified on Microsoft Teams, the software used by the Council to hold virtual committees, and will not be used for any other purpose by the Council. For more information, or to exercise your rights, please see www.northdevon.gov.uk/privacy. 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Virtual meetings procedure - briefing and etiquette pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Chair to report.

2.

Apologies for absence

3.

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 9th June 2020 pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 9th June 2020 with the amendment to minute 80 as follows:

 

“requirement for the IT business manager to attend the September 2020 meeting of Governance to provide an update report on item CS17 01 Network Security from the audit recommendation tracker”.

4.

Items brought forward which in the opinion of the Chair should be considered by the meeting as a matter of urgency.

5.

Declarations of Interests.

(Please complete the form provided at the meeting or telephone Corporate and Community Services to prepare a form for your signature before the meeting. Interests must be re-declared when the item is called, and Councillors must leave the room if necessary.)

6.

To agree the agenda between Part 'A' and Part 'B' (Confidential Restricted Information).

PART A

7.

Half Yearly Report of the Chair of the Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Report by the Chair (attached).

 

8.

Annual Governance Statement pdf icon PDF 532 KB

Report by the Senior Solicitor and Monitoring Officer (attached).

 

 

 

9.

Recommendations to Update the Member Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Report by the Senior Solicitor and Monitoring Officer (attached).

 

 

Additional documents:

10.

Statement of Accounts pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Draft report by the Head of Resources (attached).

 

11.

Compensation Payments Made Under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Report by Customer and Corporate Services Manager (attached).

 

 

12.

Internal Audit Progress Report pdf icon PDF 821 KB

Report by Devon Audit Partnership (attached).

 

13.

Informing the Audit Risk Assessment 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 474 KB

Report by Grant Thornton (attached).

 

14.

External Audit - Progress Report and Sector Update pdf icon PDF 474 KB

Report by Grant Thornton (attached).

 

 

15.

Business Continuity pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Report by Emergency Planning Officer (attached).

 

 

 

Additional documents:

16.

Update on Business Grant Schemes

Head of Resources to report.

 

17.

Audit Recommendation Tracker pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Report by the Chief Executive (attached).

 

18.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 141 KB

PART B (Confidential Restricted Information)

Nil.