On Tuesday 2 November, Thanet District Council unanimously agreed to its external auditor, Grant Thornton’s, four statutory recommendations.
An Action Plan has subsequently been developed and includes activity which will deliver positive progress against the recommendations and builds on work that is already underway.
The plan goes to the General Purposes Committee on Thursday 2 December for review and then to the Full Council on Thursday 9 December for approval.
Cllr Ash Ashbee, Leader of Thanet District Council said:
“I stood on the platform of good governance, and this is a chance for us to embrace opportunities for improvement. Publishing the draft Action Plan with individual programmes of work and timescales is part of our commitment to being open and transparent and we will keep Councillors, staff and residents regularly updated with progress.
“In addition to the Action Plan, I am pleased to say that we have appointed an Independent Monitoring Officer, Mr Mark Hynes. Mr Hynes is currently Director of Governance and Law and Monitoring Officer at the London Borough of Waltham Forest and will oversee progress on the recommendations, and we welcome his support and advice. There is a lot to do in a relatively short space of time but I’m confident that new ways of working can be adopted, allowing us to deliver on our ambitions for Thanet.”
You can access the full Auditor’s Report here.
You can access the Action Plan here.