Committee details

Audit Committee

Purpose of committee

The Audit Committee is made up of 5 Members who are not Members of the Executive. An independent co-opted member is also appointed to the Committee as the Vice-Chair.


The purpose of the Audit Committee is to provide independent assurance of the adequacy of the risk management framework and the associated control environment, independent scrutiny of the Council’s financial and non-financial performance to the extent that it affects the Authority’s exposure to risk and weakens the control environment.  The Audit Committee will also oversee the Authority’s corporate governance arrangements. 


More information on the terms of reference and responsibilities of the Audit Committee can be found in Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution.



Contact information

Support officer: Alison Bluff. Governance and Civic Officer

Phone: 01246 242528