Audit committee

Information about the role of the committee, which councillors sit on it, who the chair is, when the meetings are held, are the meetings open to the public, can the public speak at the meetings and when can you view agendas and minutes. 

What is the role of the audit committee?

The role of the audit committee is to assist the council by:

  • providing independent assurance on the adequacy of internal control and governance arrangements within the council;
  • recommending the adoption of the council's annual governance statement;
  • reviewing and approving the financial statements.

The committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Which councillors sit on the committee?


Councillor Temple (Chair)
Councillor Lee (Vice-Chair)
Councillor Abraham
Councillor Dennis
Councillor Gateshill
Councillor Wilkinson

Liberal Democrat

Councillor Davison


Councillor Jeffreys, D

Who chairs meetings?

Councillor Temple chairs meetings of the committee.

When are meetings?

Audit Committee Meetings

 Date  Time  Venue
Friday, 16 July 2021 10.00 am County Hall, Beverley*
Friday, 22 October 2021  10.00 am  County Hall, Beverley
Friday, 21 January 2022 10.00 am County Hall, Beverley
Friday, 18 March 2022 10.00 am County Hall, Beverley

* Public and press attendance at meetings? 

Due to current social distancing requirements, a maximum of only 4 people will be permitted entry to the public gallery - places must be booked in advance by contacting the committee manager on the contact details below. Members of the public and press are instead encouraged to view proceedings on the council's committee meetings YouTube channel.

Visit the remote meetings access page for details on how to view remote public committee meetings. 

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations, members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.


Please note: refreshments are not normally available for members of the public to access at meetings.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

No. Members of the public are not permitted to ask questions at Audit Committee meetings.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes of meetings?


Agendas and reports for the audit committee are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant agenda below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.


Minutes for audit committee meetings are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant minute below.

Please note:
agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager, Tracey Tomlinson:

Email: tracey.tomlinson@eastriding.gov.uk

Tel: (01482) 393203

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
Cross Street
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA

Where can I view the Statement of Accounts?

The audited Statement of Accounts can be viewed on the Statement of Accounts page.

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