All Members meet together as the Authority. These meetings are open to the public unless exempt or confidential information is being discussed. Here Members decide the Authority’s overall policies and set the budget each year.
The Authority appoints committees to undertake functions on behalf of the Authority and provides the means by which those committees can subsequently be held to account for the decisions they make.
The Appointments Committee deals with the appointment of senior staff. This Committee only meets when necessary and because of the personal/confidential nature of the matters being discussed is not usually open to the public.
Audit and Standards Committee
Considers, monitors and reviews the development and operation of the Authority's risk management in accordance with best practice.
Formulates and approves policy documentation in respect of Strategic Risk processes and reviews the effectiveness of their application throughout the Authority.
Hearings Sub Committee
The Sub-Committee considers and determines allegations of breaches of the Member Code of Conduct as referred by the Monitoring Officer.
Policy and Resources Committee
Deals with all matters relating to the development of strategic policy, financial management, assets, staffing and performance. Advises the Authority in relation to the adoption of the Policy Framework.