The Committee was established
on 1 September 2016 and merged the functions of the former
It is a key part of the
Council's corporate governance arrangements and it oversees and
assesses the Council’s risk management, control and corporate
governance arrangements and advises the Council on the adequacy and
effectiveness of these arrangements. It also has
responsibility for the statutory financial reporting process
through approval of the Statement of Accounts.
In addition, the Committee is
responsible for promoting high standards of conduct by Councillors
and co-opted members, overseeing the Members’ Code of Conduct
and considering complaints that a Member may have breached the
Further information is available on the
Procedure for Dealing with Standards Complaints.
Meetings of the Council have to be held as physical
meetings and are open to the public. Meetings are normally held at Sheffield
Town Hall and are webcast.
would like to attend the meeting, please report to an Attendant in
the Foyer at the Town Hall where you will be directed to the
meeting room. However, it would be appreciated if you
could register to attend, in advance of the meeting, by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, as
this will assist with the management of attendance at the
not attend the meeting if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
NOTE: The Public
Gallery in the Town Hall Council Chamber can accommodate 50
persons. Social distancing may not be possible in the
Gallery depending on the numbers of members of the public in
attendance at the meeting. An overspill area will be
provided in the event that more than 50 members of the public
attend - the webcast of the meeting will be live streamed to that
unable to guarantee entrance to the Public Gallery for observers,
as priority will be given to registered speakers and those that
have registered to attend.
Alternatively, you can observe the meeting remotely
by clicking on the ‘view the webcast’ link provided on
page of the
is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and
submit petitions under the agenda item 'Public Questions and
Chair of the meeting has discretion as to how questions and
petitions are presented at the meeting and as to whether you are
invited to ask your question or present a petition at the meeting
or they are read out at the meeting. A response to the question or
petition will be given by the appropriate Member or Council
officer. If you are not able to
attend the meeting, your question/petition may be referred to the
appropriate Member, Council officer or organisation and an
answer/response will be provided to you.
submitted question or petition cannot be answered because time does
not allow, or where a Member undertakes to provide a written
answer/response, the written answer/response will be provided to
you and will be published on the Council website.
you wish to attend a meeting and ask a question or present a
petition, you must submit the question/petition in writing by 9.00 a.m.
at least 2 clear working days in advance of the date of the
meeting, by email to the following address: email@example.com.
Please note that the
Chair of the meeting may not accept petitions or questions which
matters not being within the responsibility of the Local Authority
or which affects the City or its inhabitants;
judicial or quasi-judicial matters;
individual planning/licence/grant applications or
named officers or Members of the Council;
confidential matters of the type referred to in Schedule 12A to the
Local Government Act, 1972; or
matters of an irrelevant, repetitious, defamatory, frivolous or
offensive nature or a general misuse of the opportunity.
Please note that meetings will
be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the council’s
website. See the Council’s
Webcasting Notice for more
information is available on submitting petitions.
Recording is allowed under the direction of the Chair of the
protocol on audio/visual recording and
photography provides further information.