Agenda and minutes

Audit Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 3rd November, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Buckland Athletic Football Club, Kingskerswell Rd, Newton Abbot, TQ12 5JU. View directions

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Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 187 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on



The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as a correct record and signed by the chair.


Future High Street Fund Report pdf icon PDF 106 KB

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The Auditor from Devon Audit Partnership introduced the report to the Committee.



The Committee were satisfied with the outcome of the report, which highlighted the positive aspects of the project and provided assurance that sound processes were in place to manage risks and contingencies. The Committee noted that the project’s business case highlighted £50 million in economic benefits for Newton Abbot and agreed that communications should reflect the benefits. The cinema was noted to be a key feature of the project and that the final deadline for spending the Future High Street Fund grant is March 2024.


It was proposed by Councillor Morgan and seconded by Councillor Goodman-Bradbury that the Committee support the recommendations in the report with the amendment that the Stakeholder Management Plan be raised from low to medium priority.


A vote was taken, and the result was unanimously in favour. Councillor Clarance abstained from voting.