The council previously announced the appointment of an Independent Monitoring Officer, in line with the statutory recommendations to help the council improve governance.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Monitoring Officer who initially agreed to do the work is unable to take on the role. As such, the council can confirm that Quentin Baker, Director of Law and Governance for Hertfordshire County Council has been appointed to the position.
Mr Baker started in the role on Wednesday 8 December 2021.
Progress against the statutory recommendations will be shared regularly with the General Purposes Committee and Full Council.