Governance provisions in the public sector are closely scrutinised and sometimes criticised. Good governance structures enable the authority to pursue its vision effectively as well as underpinning that vision with mechanisms for control and management of risk. Good governance leads to good management, good performance, good stewardship of public money, good public engagement and good outcomes for citizens and service users, which all link to the Council's Corporate Plan and support the Annual Governance Statement.
Annual Governance Statement 2016-17 [231KB, PDF]
Code of Corporate Governance [158KB, PDF]