Corporate Governance and Standards Committee - Thursday, 28th September, 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB. View directions

Contact: John Armstrong, Democratic Services and Elections Manager Tel: (01483) 444102 


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Apologies for absence and notification of substitute members

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Local code of conduct - disclosure of interests

In accordance with the local Code of Conduct, a councillor is required to disclose at the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) that they may have in respect of any matter for consideration on this agenda.  Any councillor with a DPI must not participate in any discussion or vote regarding that matter and they must also withdraw from the meeting immediately before consideration of the matter.


If that DPI has not been registered, you must notify the Monitoring Officer of the details of the DPI within 28 days of the date of the meeting.


Councillors are further invited to disclose any non-pecuniary interest which may be relevant to any matter on this agenda, in the interests of transparency, and to confirm that it will not affect their objectivity in relation to that matter.


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meetings of the Corporate Governance and Standards Committee held on 18 and 27 July 2023.


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Action Tracker pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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Data Protection and Information Security Update Report pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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External Auditor's Value for Money Letter to the Chief Finance Officer pdf icon PDF 437 KB

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Financial Monitoring 2023-24 Period 3 (April to July 2023)

Report to follow.

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Annual Report of the Corporate Governance and Standards Committee 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

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Joint Constitutions Review Group - Appointment of co-chair

At its last meeting on 27 July 2023, the Committee will recall that it approved the establishment, in conjunction with Waverley Borough Council’s Standards and General Purposes Committee, of a Joint Constitutions Review Group with an overall objective of aligning key parts of the Councils’ respective constitutions, where it is appropriate to do so.


The four GBC members appointed to the Review Group were confirmed as:


The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Sallie Barker MBE

Cllr Joss Bigmore

Cllr Catherine Houston

Cllr James Jones


When considering this matter, however, the Committee unfortunately omitted to confirm which of the above-mentioned members would act as co-chair of the Review Group. It is envisaged that meetings will be quarterly and alternate between Guildford and Waverley with the host council’s appointed co-chair, chairing the meeting.


Officers are currently seeking to confirm the date of the first meeting.


The Committee is therefore asked to appoint a co-chair of the Joint Constitutions Review Group, from the list of appointed members referred to above.




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Work programme pdf icon PDF 71 KB

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Agenda Item 7 - Financial Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 169 KB

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Supplementary Information Sheet pdf icon PDF 71 KB

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