Lewes District Council Audit and Standards Committee - Monday, 26th July, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Ditchling & Telscombe Rooms - Southover House, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600. 

Note: This meeting is a public meeting. The number of public seats, however, are limited and need to be carefully managed to ensure that the meeting is Covid-secure. For this reason, we would like to ask that anyone intending to attend as a member of the public, contact Democratic Services in advance by email: or phone: 01273 471600. Anyone attending the meeting will be requested to check in at the venue and to wear a face covering.  

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held remotely (via Microsoft Teams) on 8 March 2021 (attached herewith).



Apologies for absence/declaration of substitute members


Declarations of interest

Disclosure by councillors of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the councillor regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.


Urgent items

Items not on the agenda which the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances as defined in Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


Written questions from councillors

To deal with written questions from councillors pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 12.3 (page D8 of the Constitution).


Amendments to ethical standards governance pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Report of Lewes District Monitoring Officer

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External Audit of the 2018/19 Statement of Accounts

Verbal update by Deloitte and Lewes District Council Officers


Treasury Management Annual Report 2020/21 and latest TM Monitoring pdf icon PDF 384 KB

Report of Chief Finance Officer

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Redmond Review update and MHCLG External Audit Consultations pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report of Chief Finance Officer


Environmental, Social, and Governance Investments pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Report of Chief Finance Officer


Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Report for the financial year 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Report of Chief Internal Auditor

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Strategic Risk Register Quarterly Review pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Report of Chief Internal Auditor

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Annual Governance Statement pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Report of Chief Internal Auditor

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Date of next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Audit and Standards Committee is scheduled to be held on Monday, 27 September 2021 in the Ditchling and Telscombe Rooms, Southover House, Lewes, BN7 1AB, commencing at 10:00am.