Agenda

Venue: Committee Room 1, Shire Hall, St. Peter's Square, Hereford, HR1 2HX

Contact: Caroline Marshall 

Items
No. Item

The public rights to information and attendance at meetings pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Additional documents:

1.

Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence.

2.

Named substitutes (if any)

To receive details any details of members nominated to attend the meeting in place of a member of the committee.

3.

Declarations of interest

To receive declarations of interests in respect of Schedule 1, Schedule 2 or Other Interests from members of the committee in respect of items on the agenda.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2019.

Questions during the 'purdah' period

In the run up to the local government elections on 2 May 2019, known as the “purdah” period, questions may be rejected if they affect support for a political party or candidate, or if the response could not be given without breaching the guidance on publicity during this sensitive period.

 

Guidance is available on the Herefordshire Council website at  https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/16017/pre-election_guidance_purdah_2018.pdf

5.

Questions from members of the public pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To receive questions from members of the public.  

 

Deadline for receipt of questions is 5.00 pm on 13 March 2019 (3 clear working days from date of meeting).

 

Accepted questions and answers will be published as a supplement prior to the meeting. 

 

6.

Questions from councillors pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To receive any questions from councillors.  

 

Deadline for receipt of questions is 5.00 pm on 13 March 2019 (3 clear working days from date of meeting).

 

Accepted questions and answers will be published as a supplement prior to the meeting. 

 

7.

External audit progress report pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To provide the committee with a progress update of the work being undertaken by the external auditor, Grant Thornton.

 

Additional documents:

8.

Certificate of completion of audit pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To update the committee on progress of the issue of the certificate of closure of the 2016/17 audit by the council’s external auditors, Grant Thornton.

9.

Progress report on 2018/19 internal audit plan pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To update members on the progress of internal audit work and to bring to their attention any key internal control issues arising from work recently completed.

Additional documents:

10.

Internal audit plan 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To be assured that the level and range of activity within the proposed annual internal audit plan is sufficient to provide assurance over the council’s corporate governance arrangements;

 

To ensure the council complies with recommended best practice as set out in the PSIAS; and

 

To approve the internal audit charter for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

Additional documents:

11.

Annual Governance Statement 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To seek the views of the committee as to whether the draft annual governance statement 2018/19 properly reflects the risk environment the council is operating in and the appropriateness of any actions required to improve it.

Additional documents:

12.

Work programme update pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To provide an update on the work programme for the committee for 2019/20.

Additional documents:

13.

Provisional meeting dates for 2019/20

All meetings start at 2.00 pm: 

 

30 July 2019

24 September 2019

26 November 2019

28 January 2020

17 March 2020

5 May 2020