Committee details

Governance Committee

Purpose of committee

Statement of Purpose


Governance Committee is a key component of South Ribble Borough Council’s

corporate governance. It provides an independent and high-level focus on the audit,

assurance and reporting arrangements that underpin good governance and financial



The purpose of our Governance Committee is to provide independent assurance to the members of the adequacy of the risk management framework and the internal control environment. It provides independent review of South Ribble Borough Council’sgovernance, risk management and control frameworks and oversees the financial reporting and annual governance processes. It oversees internal audit and external audit, helping to ensure efficient and effective assurance arrangements are in place.


To take an overview of the Council’s constitution and assist the Monitoring Officer in

reviewing the constitution to ensure it is current and meets the purpose set out in Article 1.


Contact information

Support officer: Coral Astbury, Democratic and Member Services Officer. Email:

Postal address:
Civic Centre
West Paddock
PR25 1DH

Phone: 01772 625512


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