Agenda Template

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee MEETING


Date:       Monday 18 September 2017

Time:      6.30 pm

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors Adkinson, Butler, Coulling (Parish Representative), Daley, English (Vice-Chairman), Fissenden, Garland, Harvey, McLoughlin (Chairman) and Perry



Page No.


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 26 June 2017

1 - 11



9.        Presentation of Petitions (if any)




10.    Questions and answer session for members of the public (if any)




11.    Committee Work Programme




12.    Contract Management

13 - 19



13.    Co-Opted Independent Members

20 - 26



14.    Budget Strategy - Risk Assessment Update

27 - 41



15.    Audited Statement of Accounts 2016/17

42 - 122



16.    External Auditor Appointment Update

123 - 127



Public Speaking

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Alternative Formats

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