Audit and Governance Committee
Meetings of the Audit and Governance Committee consist of seven District Councillors who are appointed annually by Full Council.
The Committee meet five times a year, but can meet more often if needed.
Audit and Governance Committee meetings are live streamed on the internet. You can watch the full proceedings live on our Engagement Portal.
A full list of scheduled meetings can be found here. You can also find reports and minutes of previous meetings.
What does the Audit and Governance Committee do?
The full list of functions and procedure rules for the Audit and Governance Committee can be found in Part 3b of the Constitution Delegation Scheme (see Our Constitution). The main responsibilities of the Committee are
- to review and approve the Annual Statement of Accounts;
- to consider the draft Annual Statement of Accounts; and,
- to agree the Internal Audit Work Plan
Audit and Governance (Hearing) Sub Committee
The Audit and Governance (Hearing) Sub Committee meets on an ad hoc basis to consider complaints against District, Town and Parish Councillors.
Meetings of the Sub Committee consist of three members of the Audit and Governance Committee, all of whom have received specialist training from the Council's monitoring Officer.
The Hearing Sub Committee meets as and when required. It is convened to consider complaints which relate to alleged breaches of the Member's Code of Conduct by South Hams District Councillors and/or Town and Parish Councillors in the South Hams.
For more information about complaints under the Code of Conduct or to see the Code itself, please see the Standards Complaints page.
Who are the District Councillors on Audit and Governance Committee?
- Cllr Lance Austen, Chairman
- Cllr Julian Brazil
- Cllr John McKay
- Cllr Trevor Pennington
- Cllr R Rowe
- Cllr Barrie Spencer, Vice Chairman
- Cllr Bernard Taylor