Committee details

Audit and Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The Audit and Scrutiny Committee was established by the National Park Authority on 26 June 2009,  and the terms of reference reflect suggestions from the Wales Audit Office. The  committee holds members and officers accountable for implementing decisions and improving performance.  It  meets four times a year and is responsible for:



·         Monitoring the Authority’s budget and level of reserves;

·         Setting the programme of internal audit, receiving all internal and external audit reports and seeking assurances from senior management on corporate governance matters;

·         Setting the strategic approach to risk and approving changes to the Risk Register;

·         Strategic approach to health and safety

·         Making recommendations to the Authority on the Annual Business Improvement Plan and Annual Governance Statement

·         Monitoring complaints, compliments and Freedom of Information requests.



·         Reviewing performance and making recommendations to the Authority to drive improvement

·         Ensuring that public and customer feedback is used to scrutinise the performance of the Authority’s service delivery;

·         Monitoring the scrutiny process and receiving progress reports on current scrutiny reviews


Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings (subject to any information exempt under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 – Exemption for disclosure of documents).

We have a public speaking scheme for the public to address the Authority on any item on the agenda.  Please see the library section of this site for details of the public speaking scheme.


You can watch all our meetings live as webcasts or as an archive    


Contact information

Support officer: Stephanie Davies - Email: or Gemma Turner - Email:

Postal address:
Plas y Ffynnon
Cambrian Way

Phone: 01874 620400


Web site: