Agenda and minutes

Governance and Audit Committee - Monday, 6th June, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: County Hall, Usk - Remote Attendance. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 


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Appointment of Chair


Lay Member, Andrew Blackmore was appointed as Chair.


Appointment of Vice Chair


County Councillor P. Strong was appointed as Vice Chair.


Declarations of Interest


No declarations of interest were made.


Appointment of members to a selection panel for the remaining lay person



The Chief Internal Auditor provided an update on the Lay Member recruitment and selection process aligned to the changes required by the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021.  In Monmouthshire, the Governance and Audit Committee consists of 12 Members. One third must be Lay Members.


Following the successful appointment of three Lay Members to the Governance and Audit Committee, one vacancy remains unfilled.  The vacancy will be advertised.


It was agreed to form a selection panel consisting of the following 4 members:



County Councillor P. Murphy

County Councillor P. Strong

Mr C. Prosser


Details of the process will be sent to the selection committee in due course.


Member induction - a brief update


The Deputy Chief Executive announced that there is a members’ Induction session for members of the Governance and Audit Committee and any other interested elected members with a variety of contributions.


The session will cover the role of the Governance and Audit Committee, the changes arising from the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2022 and links with scrutiny committees. Regular report authors will also contribute to the session – e.g. the Chief Internal Auditor and Performance Manager.  Audit Wales officers have also been invited to contribute to the session.


Forward work programme pdf icon PDF 163 KB


The Forward Work Programme was presented. This lists the reports expected before Committee in the meeting up to March 2023, when they are scheduled to appear and the responsible officers.


Date of Next Meeting: 20th June 2022