The council spends your money…on providing services for you.

So we need to make sure tax-payers’ money is being properly managed and accounted for. This is what our Audit Committee will be looking at when it meets this Thursday, February 28.

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Up for discussion on February 28

The committee will look at the work of our auditors – both internal and external.

Its chaired by Jerry O’Keeffe. He isn’t a councillor or an employee, but an independent member of the public.

He says: “Councils are complex organisations which affect us all. Effective auditing is essential to ensure controls are strong enough to protect the council from error, fraud and waste.

“We also make sure managers respond to audits and put into place all the improvements that have been agreed.”

Come to the meeting

The meetings are open to the public, so why not go along if you get the chance?

Mr O’Keeffe says: “The committee looks at serious matters, but the meetings aren’t scary or stuffy.

“We conduct them in an inclusive way, and we welcome members of the public attending.”

Interested? The meeting takes place this Thursday, February 28 at the Guildhall in Wrexham, starting at 4pm. View the agenda on the Council’s website.

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