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Audit, Governance and Standards Committee MEETING


Date:†††††† Monday 16 September 2019

Time:††††† 6.30 p.m.

Venue:††† Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors †† Adkinson (Vice-Chairman), Brindle, Cox, Daley, Fissenden, Harvey (Chairman), McLoughlin, Perry, Round and Titchener (Parish Representative)


The Chairman will assume that all Members will read the reports before attending the meeting. Officers are asked to assume the same when introducing reports.



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1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Urgent Items




4.        Notification of Visiting Members




5.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




6.        Disclosures of Lobbying




7.        To consider whether any items should be taken in private because of the possible disclosure of exempt information




8.        Minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2019

1 - 12



9.        Question and answer session for members of the public (if any)




10.    Committee Work Programme 2019/20

13 - 14



11.    Annual Complaints Report 2018/19

15 - 36



12.    Complaints Received Under the Membersí Code of Conduct and Investigation into the Release of Exempt Information Contrary to Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972

37 - 48



13.    Update to the Covert Surveillance and Access to Communications Data Policy and Guidance Notes

49 - 88



14.    Contract Management Update

89 - 95



15.    Annual Accounts 2018/19 Update

96 - 132



16.    Budget Strategy - Risk Assessment Update

133 - 147



17.    Internal Audit Charter

148 - 162



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