Decision details

Annual Governance Statement 2020-21

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To adopt the Council's Annual Governance Statement for 2020-21




That the Council’s Annual Governance Statement for 2020-21, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report submitted to the Executive, be commended to the Corporate Governance and Standards Committee for adoption at its meeting on 29 July 2021, subject to the following comments:


(a)   In Part A of the table in Section 3 of the AGS, the Corporate Governance & Standards Committee does not appear to have considered the Email Signature Guidance for Councillors proposed by the Corporate Governance Task Group.


(b)   In Part B of the table in Section 3 of the AGS, add the following:

·       “The Council has a petition scheme to enable anyone who lives, works, or studies in the borough to create paper petitions, or use the e-petition facility, to ask the Council to take action in respect of any matter on which we have functions, powers, or duties.”


(c)   The Corporate Governance and Standards Committee to receive a mid-year update report on significant governance issues that arose in the financial year relating to the AGS.



To comply with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Council must prepare, approve, and publish an Annual Governance Statement.


Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:



Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:


Report author: John Armstrong

Publication date: 21/07/2021

Date of decision: 20/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Executive

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