A meeting of the
West of England Combined Authority
will be held on:
Date: 28 September 2017
Time: 10.45 am
Place: WECA Board Room, 3 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6ER
In the event of a fire, please await direction from the West of England Combined Authority staff who
will help assist with the evacuation. Please do not return to the building until instructed to do so by
the fire warden(s)
1. ANNUAL BUSINESS
I. Election of Chair
II. Election of Vice Chair
2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies for absence from Members.
3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST UNDER THE LOCALISM ACT 2011
Members who consider that they have an interest to declare are asked to: a) State the item number
in which they have an interest, b) The nature of the interest, c) Whether the interest is a disclosable
pecuniary interest, non-disclosable pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest. Any Member who is
unsure about the above should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer prior to the meeting in order
to expedite matters at the meeting itself.
As this is the first meeting of the West of England Audit Committee, there are no previous minutes to
consider or approve.
5. ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC
Members of the public can speak for up to 3 minutes each. The total time for this session is 30
minutes so speaking time will be reduced if more than 10 people wish to speak.
If you wish to present a petition or make a statement and speak at the meeting, you are required to
give notice of your intention by noon on the working day before the meeting by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. For this meeting, this means that your submission must be received
in this office by 12 noon on Wednesday, 27 September 2017.
If you wish to ask a question at the meeting, you are required to submit the question in writing to
email@example.com no later than 3 working days before the meeting. For this meeting,
this means that your question(s) must be received in this office by 5pm on Friday, 22 September
Any member of the public in the West of England Combined Authority may present a petition at a
West of England Combined Authority Audit Meeting.
7. TERMS OF REFERENCE
To consider and agree the Terms of Reference for the Committee
8. APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR INDEPENDENT MEMBER
To agree the appointment process for an Independent Member for the Committee
9. INTERNAL AUDIT PLAN
To consider the draft internal audit plan for 2017/18.
10. EXTERNAL AUDIT UPDATE – VERBAL
To receive a verbal update from the appointed External Auditors (Grant Thornton).
11. TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2017/18
To note the Treasury Management Strategy for 2017/18
12. WORK PLAN OF THE COMMITTEE
To consider and agree the proposed work plan.
13. LAST ITEM: ANY OTHER ITEM THE CHAIR DECIDES IS URGENT
Next meeting: 25 January 2018