The Minutes of the meeting held on 28 September 2017 were confirmed as a correct record and were signed and initialled by the Chairman.
In relation to items within the minutes, Councillor K Thompson asked as regards the list of subcontractors, “senior management” within the Internal Audit Charter appendices.
The Principal Accountant, Ed Thompson noted that list of sub-contractors could be circulated. The Principal Accountant noted that in relation to the risk register, the Bereavement Services Manager, Graham Harrison would meet with the Internal Auditor, and the Clerk to Spennymoor Town Council could attend those meetings. In terms of the internal Audit Charter, the Principal Accountant noted that a response had been received from the Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager, Paul Bradley noting that Internal Audit were responsible and reported back to the Joint Committee for their information. He added that the specific Officers mentioned were the Treasurer to the Joint Committee and the Corporate Director responsible, and that should there be an issue this would be brought to the attention of the Committee.
The Bereavement Services Manager noted the next heritage weekend would be in October, with further information to follow in due course. Councillor K Thompson noted that Spennymoor Town Council held a number of events over the year and that it could be beneficial to have a Crematorium and or Bereavement Services presence and some of these events. The Bereavement Services Manager noted he could look into this matter.