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Audit Committee Meeting 19 Oct 2010

Audit Committee Meeting 19 Oct 2010

Location: Capron House, Midhurst

Date and time: 19 October 2010 10:00 AM

Contact Details:

Committee Officer

Tel: 01730 814810 Email: committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk

Trevor Beattie

Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations are in force, giving a right to members of the public to record (film, photograph and audio-record) and report on proceedings at committee meetings. Please read our protocol on Filming, Recording and Reporting of SDNPA Meetings Protocol for more information.

At the start of the meeting the Chair will make an announcement that the meeting may be filmed, recorded or photographed. Webcasting is undertaken in the public interest and in the exercise of our official authority, by entering the meeting room and using the public seating area you are consenting to being filmed, recorded and photographed. If you have any queries regarding this please contact committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk


1. Welcome –Catherine Vaughan, Interim Chief Finance Officer,

2. Apologies

3. Election of Chair

To elect a Chair for the following year

4. Election of Deputy Chair

To elect a Deputy Chair for the following year

5. Introduction to the Role of the Audit Committee

To receive a presentation from the Interim Chief Finance Officer

6. The Role of Internal Audit

To receive a presentation from the Interim Chief Finance Officer

7. Internal Audit Report 2010/11

To consider a report from the Interim Chief Finance Officer (Report AC 01/10 page 3)

8. The Roles and Responsibilities of the Audit Commission

To receive a presentation from the Interim Chief Finance Officer

9. External Audit Fee Letter

To note the Letter (page 25)

10. Urgent Matters

To consider any matter not on the agenda which the Chair of the meeting agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency due to special circumstances

11. Public Participation

To hear questions or comments from members of the Public present at the meeting

To all Members of the Audit Committee:
Norman Dingemans, Felicity Hindson, Susan Tarrant, Susan Warren, Kenneth Hunt (Independent Member), Lewis Doyle (Independent Member), Margaret Paren (ex officio Member), Charles Peck (ex officio Member)

Meeting Papers

Public participation

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should register their request, by emailing the following information to public.speaking@southdowns.gov.uk no later than 12 noon on the Monday before the meeting.

  • Name:
  • Address:
  • Phone Number:
  • Email:
  • Planning Application Number:
  • Details of Proposed Development:
  • Indicate if you are speaking in support or against the application:
  • Who are you representing?:
  • In the event that more than 3 people request to speak in favour or against an item it may be necessary for them to agree amongst themselves who should speak at the meeting. In order to facilitate this process we would ask you to confirm that you are happy with us sharing your name and e-mail address with other potential speakers. We will not share any other personal details with any other third parties.
  • YES / NO (delete as appropriate)

Confirmation that you have registered to speak will be send after 12 noon deadline. Further information on public speaking and registering as a speaker.

Please note that there is no catering provision for members of the public during meal breaks. However there are cafes, pubs and shops in Midhurst town centre, approximately 5 minutes’ walk away.

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