Committee details

West Devon Audit & Governance Committee

Purpose of committee

Meetings of the Audit and Governance Committee consist of seven Borough Councillors who are appointed annually by full Council.

The Committee meets five times per year, but there is provision to hold additional meetings should the need arise.

Audit and Governance Committee meetings are live streamed on the internet. You can watch the full proceedings live on our Engagement Portal.


A full list of scheduled meetings can be found here where the Reports and minutes of previous meetings can also be found.

What does the Audit and Governance Committee do?

The full list of functions and procedure rules for the Audit and Governance Committee can be found in Part 3b of the Constitution Delegation Scheme (see Our Constitution).


The main responsibilities of the Committee are:


·         to review and approve the Annual Statement of Accounts;

·         to consider and draft Annual Statement of Accounts; and;

·         to agree the Internal Audit Work Plan

Audit and Governance (Hearing) Sub Committee


The Audit and Governance (Hearing) Sub Committee meets on an ad hoc basis to consider complaints against Borough, Town and Parish Councillors.


Meetings of the Sub Committee consist of three members of the Audit and Governance Committee, all of whom have received specialist training from the Council’s monitoring Officer.


The Hearing Sub Committee meets as and when required. It is convened to consider complaints which relate to alleged breaches of the Member’s Code of Conduct by West Devon Borough Councillors and/or Town and Parish Councillors in West Devon.


For more information about complaints under the Code of Conduct or to see the Code itself, please see the Standards Complaints page.


Contact information

Support officer: Email: [email protected].