The audit functions of the
committee relate to the Council’s arrangements for the
discharge of its powers and duties in connection with financial
governance and stewardship, risk management and audit.
The standards functions
of the committee seek to ensure that the members, co-opted Members
and officers of the Council observe high ethical standards in
performing their duties. These functions include advising the
Council on its codes of conduct and administering related
complaints and dispensation procedures.
The governance functions of the committee relate to
the monitoring and operation of the Council’s constitution
and its review, the members’ allowances scheme and other
member issues including support to members and meeting their
training and development needs, civic protocol and certain
electoral functions. The committee will
also act as a general purposes committee in relation to functions
not otherwise allocated.
Attending and speaking at public meetings