Agenda Template

Audit, Governance and Standards Committee MEETING


Date:       Wednesday 29 July 2020

Time:      6.30 p.m.

Venue:    Remote Meeting - The public proceedings of the meeting will be broadcast live and recorded for playback on the Maidstone Borough Council website



Councillors    Adkinson (Vice-Chairman), Brindle, Coulling (Parish Representative), Cox, Daley, Fissenden, Harvey (Chairman), 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.



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 16 March 2020

1 - 9



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




10.    Questions from Members to the Chairman (if any)




11.    Committee Work Programme

10 - 11



12.    Consultation on Draft Model Code of Conduct

12 - 42



13.    Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 and Updated Local Code of Corporate Governance

43 - 93



14.    Annual Internal Audit Report & Opinion 2019/20

94 - 143



15.    Treasury Management Annual Review 2019/20

144 - 153



16.    Accounts 2019/20

154 - 291



17.    Budget Strategy - Risk Assessment Update

292 - 307




Information for the Public

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