Dorset Council - Audit and Governance Committee
Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 10.00 am

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Contact: Fiona King  01305 224186 - Email:


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 May 2020.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.


Please note that public speaking has been suspended during the Covid-19 crisis. Each question or statement is limited to no more than 450 words and must be electronically submitted to by the deadline set out below.


The question or statement will be read out by an officer of the Council and a response will be given by the appropriate Portfolio Holder at the meeting. All questions/statements and the responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting.


The deadline for submission of the full text of a question or statement is 8.30am on Friday 3 July 2020.



Dorset Council's Performance Framework pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To consider a report by the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Development and Change.

Additional documents:


Annual Governance Statement pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider the revised Annual Statement of Governance.

Additional documents:


Internal Audit 2019/20 Progress pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider progress against the Internal Audit Plan for the 2nd  year half.


Internal Audit Plan 2020/21 and Planning Approach pdf icon PDF 632 KB

To consider the proposed internal audit plan 2020/21.


Assessing and Developing the Capacity of the Audit and Governance Committee

The Chairman and the Monitoring Officer to lead the discussion.


Progress with Policy Convergence

To receive a verbal update from the Corporate Director, Legal and Democratic Services on the position with the headline policies to be adopted by 1 April 2021.


Policy Harmonisation

To receive a verbal update from the Corporate Director Legal and Democratic following guidance from the Secretary of State.


Constitutional Changes

To receive a verbal update from Monitoring Officer on changes to the Constitution (Council Procedure Rules).



Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider the work programme for the Committee.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.