Purpose of committee
The Governance and Ethics Committee usually meets about five times a year. Meetings usually take place at 5.00pm in the Council Chamber, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD. There are eight members elected to the Committee, as well as two co-opted, non-voting Parish Councillors.
The main roles of the Governance and Ethics Committee are to challenge and provide independent assurance on the Risk Management Framework and associated internal controls of the Council, consider and make recommendations to the Council on proposed changes to the Constitution, review the Council’s financial statements and review the external auditors’ annual audit letter.
The Governance and Ethics Committee will also be charged with promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by Councillors and co-opted Members; assisting Councillors and co-opted Members, to observe the Members’ Code of Conduct; advising the Council on the adoption or revision of the Members’ Code of Conduct; monitoring its operation; advising and training Councillors and co-opted Members on matters relating to the Members’ Code of Conduct; granting dispensations to Councillors and co-opted Members on requirements relating to interests; ensuring arrangements are in place under which allegations of misconduct in respect of the members’ Code of Conduct can be investigated and to review such arrangements appropriately; and to exercise the above in relation to the Parish and Town Councils in the District.
Contact: Democratic Services Team
Further information links:
Statements of Accounts and Audit
Part 7 Constitution - Regulatory and Other Committees
Monitoring Officer's Annual Report to the Governance and Ethics Committee – 2021/22
- Councillor Jeff Cant (Chairman)
- Councillor Jeremy Cottam (Vice-Chairman)
- Councillor Jeff Beck
- Councillor Rick Jones
- Councillor Tony Linden
- Councillor David Marsh
- Councillor Geoff Mayes
- Councillor Andy Moore
- Councillor Biyi Oloko
- Simon Carey
- Bill Graham Parish Council Representative
- David Southgate Parish Council Representative
- Councillor Adrian Abbs (Substitute)
- Councillor Owen Jeffery (Substitute)
- Councillor Alan Law (Substitute)
- Councillor Steve Masters (Substitute)
- Councillor Graham Pask (Substitute)
- Anne Budd (Substitute) Parish Council Representative
Support officer: Sadie Owen (Principal Democratic Services Officer).
Legal and Democratic Services
Phone: 07824 823 893