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Meeting of the Executive held on 27/06/2006
AGENDA 27TH JUNE 2006




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Date: 16th June 2006



To: All Members of the EXECUTIVE
(Agenda pages to other
Members for Information)


Membership of the Executive
      Miss G B W Ferguson (Chairman)
Mr C H Mansell
      Mrs C E Savage (Vice-Chairman)
Mr K T Reed
Mr S D EdgeMr J E Robini
Mr B Grainger-JonesMr V K Scrivens
      Mr P Haveron

Dear Sir/Madam

A Meeting of the EXECUTIVE will be held as follows:-

Yours faithfully

ROBIN PELLOW

Head of Committee and Member Services

[The meeting will be webcast and can be viewed by visiting
http://www.waverley.ukcouncil.net/.]

NOTE FOR MEMBERS

Contact Officers are shown at the end of each report and members are welcome to raise questions, make observations etc. in advance of the meeting with the appropriate officer.
AGENDA

1. MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive held on 13th June 2006 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To advise the Executive of any apologies for absence.

3. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

To receive from members, declarations of personal and prejudicial interests in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

4. QUESTIONS

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

5. ANNUAL AUDIT LETTER 2004/2005
[Wards Affected: All]

The report at Appendix A summarises the District Auditor’s view of Waverley’s financial position and performance. The Draft Statement of Accounts was approved by the Executive in 2005, and the District Auditor subsequently undertook the annual audit of the accounts.
The District Auditor and his senior staff will be present at the meeting and will make a presentation of their findings. A full copy of the AAL is attached at Annexe 1 to the report. The consideration of the AAL is a significant part of the Council’s governance arrangements, and members will need to take note of the District Auditor’s comments.


Recommendation

It is recommended that members note the comments of the District Auditor as contained in the Annual Audit Letter (AAL) and agree to implement the suggestions contained for future improvements as part of the corporate planning process.


6. DISTRICT AUDITOR'S AUDIT AND INSPECTION PLAN 2006/2007

[Wards Affected: All]

Recommendation

It is recommended that the contents of the Plan are noted and debated with the District Auditor.

7. INTRODUCTION OF AN AUDIT COMMITTEE OR EQUIVALENT
[Wards Affected: All]

Councils in England and Wales are being encouraged to set up an Audit Committee, or to introduce arrangements that would ensure the roles and functions of an Audit Committee are fulfilled. The District Auditor, in his Annual Audit Letter (which is included elsewhere on the agenda) has made comment that Waverley’s internal control arrangements would be enhanced and brought up to date with the introduction of such a Committee. Comprehensive Performance Assessment scores are also improved by the existence and the sound working of such a Committee.

Recommendation

a. whether an Audit Committee should consist of five members;

c. the frequency and timing of meetings;

d. an appropriate implementation date;


8. STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 2005/2006

To receive the report at Appendix D – To Follow.

9. CAPITAL AND REVENUE OUTTURN 2005/2006

To receive the report at Appendix E – To Follow.

10. WAVERLEY PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PROCESS: 2005/2006 FULL YEAR PERFORMANCE INDICATOR OUTTURN AND BEST VALUE PERFORMANCE PLAN TARGETS
[Wards Affected: All]


Recommendation

It is recommended that the Executive: 1. notes the data pertaining to 2005/06 performance outturn, and the comments of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees; and

11. ACTION TAKEN SINCE LAST MEETING

To note the following action taken by the Head of Paid Service, after the appropriate member consultation, since the last meeting. The Register of Decisions will be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting:-

Resource to Manage the East Street Process

Authority to waive Contract Procedure Rules in respect of appointing Southern Planning Practice as external Planning Consultants to manage the East Street Planning Process.

12. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:-


Recommendation

That pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded during the meeting during consideration of the following item(s) on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the item(s) there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in the appropriate paragraphs of the revised Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (to be identified at the meeting).

13. ANY OTHER MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED IN EXEMPT

To consider matters, if any, relating to aspects of any reports on the agenda which, it is felt, may need to be considered in exempt session.
For further information or assistance, please telephone Robin Pellow, Head
of Committee and Member Services, on extension 3222 or 01483 523222.
comms/executive/2006-07/049