South Hams Audit and Governance Committee - Thursday, 25th July, 2024 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Follaton House. View directions

Contact: Email: [email protected] 

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Welcome to the Independent Member - Lindsey Lindley


Minutes pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Audit & Governance Committee Meetings held on 21 March 2024 and 28 March 2024;

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Urgent Business

Brought forward at the discretion of the Chairman;


Division of Agenda

To consider whether the discussion of any item of business is likely to lead to the disclosure of exempt information;


Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Code of Conduct, Members are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registerable Interests and Non-Registerable Interests including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;


Draft Statement of Accounts and Draft Annual Governance Statement 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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Annual Internal Audit Report for 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 917 KB


Update on the 2024/25 Internal Audit Plan pdf icon PDF 427 KB


Code of Conduct and Standards Annual Report pdf icon PDF 103 KB

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Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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Annual Treasury Management report for 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 472 KB


Task and Finish Group Updates: pdf icon PDF 165 KB

(a)   To consider the concluding report from the St Ann’s Chapel Task and Finish Group


(b)   To consider the following formal request arising from the Executive meeting held on 18 April 2024 during consideration of the Freeport Quarterly Update (Minute E.96/23 refers):




3.    That the Audit & Governance Committee continue its monitoring role of the Freeport and be encouraged to set up a Working Group at its next scheduled Committee meeting to monitor the implementation of the 17 recommendations that were generated by the Freeport Task & Finish Group and were ultimately supported by Full Council at its meeting held on 14 December 2023 (Minute 38/23 refers).


(c)   To consider a verbal update from the Renewable Community Energy Task and Finish Group Committee Chairman following the Executive meeting held on 18 July 2024



Audit & Governance Committee Workplan 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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