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Minutes of a meeting of a working group of Mere Town Council held on Thursday, 23rd March 2023 to review and assess the effectiveness of internal control measures

Mere Town Council

Town Clerk – Mrs. L. C. Wood

Phone: 01747 860701





Minutes of a working group meeting held on Thursday, 23rd March 2023 at 2.00 pm at Duchy Manor, Springfield Road, Mere.  BA12 6EW


Purpose of the meeting: To review and assess the effectiveness of internal control measures:


In attendance – Cllr. Mrs. Lesley Traves (Chairman) + Cllr. Mrs. Kate Symonds (Vice-Chairman) + Lindsey Wood (Town Clerk).


Apologies for absence received from Cllr. Aubrey Colman.


Two draft documents had been presented to working group members prior to the meeting:


  • Statement of Internal Controls
  • schedule for Internal Control Measures


One or two minor amendments were made to the Statement of Internal Controls and members were happy to present these to the Council for adoption and signature.


Members recommended that the Town Council should confirm that it had made proper arrangements and accepted responsibility for safeguarding the public money and resources in its charge.  Members recommended that the Council should agree that they had considered and documented the financial and other risks the Council faces and dealt with them properly.  These assertions would enable the Town Council to agree ‘yes’ to assertions 2 and 5 in the Annual Governance & Accountability Report for the year ending 31.3.2023.