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Shirehall
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SY2 6ND

Agenda and decisions

Venue: Wilfred Owen Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND. View directions

Contact: Shelley Davies  Committee Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 367 KB

To receive the minutes of the Joint Committee meeting held on 26th September 2023. 

 

 

3.

Public Questions

To receive any question or petitions from the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14. The deadline for this meeting is 5.00 p.m. on Monday 18th March 2024.

4.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Members are reminded that they must declare their disclosable pecuniary interests and other registrable or non-registrable interests in any matter being considered at the meeting as set out in Appendix B of the Members’ Code of Conduct and consider if they should leave the room prior to the item being considered. Further advice can be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.

 

5.

Supplier contracts

The Director of West Mercia Energy Joint Committee will provide a verbal update in line with the West Mercia Energy Joint Committee Standing Orders.

6.

External Audit Plan 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Report of the Director of West Mercia Energy.

Contact: Nigel Evans (0333 101 4424)

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Joint Committee

 

a)    approve the draft audit plan for 2023/24 as presented by WR Partners attached at Appendix 1

 

b)    approve the commissioning of WR Partners to undertake the audit in accordance with the audit plan.

7.

Internal Audit Performance Reports to March 2024 pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Report of Internal Audit

Contract: Barry Hanson (07990 086409)

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Committee endorse the performance to date against the 2023/24 Audit Plan as set out in the report.

8.

Internal Audit Strategic Plan 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Report of Internal Audit

Contract: Barry Hanson (07990 086409)

Decision:

That the Committee endorse the proposed programme of audits for 2024/25.

9.

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Report of the Director of West Mercia Energy.

Contact: Nigel Evans (0333 101 4424)

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Joint Committee:

 

a)    approve the draft WME Transparency Statement for 2023/24

 

b)    delegate authority to the Director to finalise the WME Transparency Statement and publish it in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

10.

Risk Management Update pdf icon PDF 561 KB

Report of the Director of West Mercia Energy.

Contact: Nigel Evans (0333 101 4424)

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Joint Committee

 

a)    approve the WME Risk Management Strategy attached at Appendix A

 

b)    accept the position as set out in the report.

11.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider a resolution under Section 100 (A) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the proceedings in relation to the following items shall not be conducted in public on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined by the provisions of Schedule 12A of the Act.

12.

Exempt Minutes

To approve the exempt Minutes of the meeting held on 26th September 2023.

13.

Annual Business Plan and Budget 2024/25 including review of 2023/24

Exempt Report of the Director of West Mercia Energy

Contact: Nigel Evans (0333 101 4353)

Decision:

That the recommendations contained within the exempt report be approved together with an additional recommendation.

14.

Date of Next Meeting

To discuss and agree the date of the next meeting. 

 

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