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Published on 12 July 2016

21 July 2016

Dear Councillor

You are invited to a meeting of the above Committee which will take place on THURSDAY, 21 JULY 2016 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Forde House, Newton Abbot at 10.00 am.

Yours sincerely

Democratic Services Manager


The Members of the Audit Scrutiny Committee as named below:

Clarance (Chairman), Dewhirst, Haines, Price, Hockin (Vice Chairman), Golder, Jones, Thorne

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(1) All other Members of the Council
(2) Representatives of the Press
(3) Requesting Town and Parish Councils

If councillors have questions relating to pre-determination or interests in items on this agenda, please contact the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting

Local Government Act 1972 (Section 100 and Schedule 12A) - Reports in Part II of this agenda which contain exempt information are confidential.

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(Open to the Public)

1. Apologies for Absence.

2. Minutes of the meeting of the Audit Scrutiny Committee held on 24 March 2016 (previously circulated).

3. Agreement of the agenda between Parts I and II.

4. Matters of urgency/matters or report especially brought forward with the permission of the Chairman.

5. Declarations of Interest.

6. Grant Thornton:

7. Internal Audit Annual Report & Opinion 2015-2016. The annual report provides the Audit Manager's opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Council's control environment

8. 2015/16 Draft Final Accounts & Treasury Management

9. Briefing on New Arrangements for Appointing External Auditors under the Audit and Accountability Act

10. Strategic & Corporate Risk Review. The report provides an overview of the current status of the Strategic & Corporate risk register

11. Governance Review & Annual Governance Statement. The report provides the results of the annual governance review and presents the Annual Governance Statement for Members to review and recommend to Council

12. Car Park Review Group - the Chairman of the Group to provide an update on the work of the Group.

13. Financial Instructions and Contract Procedure Rules Waivers. The report provides information on the number of times the financial instructions or contract procedures rules have been waived

14. Work Programme:

· to identify areas of work for future meetings of the Committee;
· to identify any training needs.



Minutes of Meeting