Governance Framework

Version 10 - March 2016


Good governance is important to all officers and members of Thanet District Council.  It is a key responsibility for the Leader and Chief Executive, and it is also important for other Members of Cabinet, full Council and Corporate Management Team, and in particular the Governance and Audit Committee who are responsible for monitoring and providing assurance on our governance arrangements.

Good management, good performance and good financial controls all lead to good governance, and enable us to engage with our public and ultimately demonstrate good outcomes for our community.  We can pursue our ambitions as set out in the Corporate Plan 2015 - 2019 effectively, whilst demonstrating our governance principles and management processes through the Local Code of Corporate Governance.

The Local Code of Corporate Governance has been prepared in line with principles of the CIPFA / SOLACE framework Delivering Good Governance in Local Government, and will be reported on through an Annual Governance Statement showing the effectiveness of our current arrangements and any improvements that can be made for the future.


Councillor Chris Wells

Leader of the Council



Madeline Homer

Chief Executive 


Thanet District Council would like to acknowledge CIPFA / SOLACE in providing the ‘Delivering Good Governance in Local Government’ framework and guidance documents