Audit Committee – Appointment of non-voting members

Cornwall Council – Audit Committee
Appointment of two non-voting members to Cornwall Council’s Audit Committee

Are you interested in joining Cornwall Council’s Audit Committee?  We have vacancies for two non-voting Members to sit on the Audit Committee.  To be eligible you must not be a Councillor or officer of Cornwall Council or have been so in the preceding five years (at either Cornwall County Council or any of the six District Councils).  Ideally you will be a person with significant experience of working at a senior level in a large, complex organisation and have a very good understanding of strategic or financial management or have sat on an Audit Committee.

These are voluntary appointments, with travelling and subsistence expenses for attendance at meetings and, in approved cases, compensation for financial loss is payable.  Currently the Audit Committee holds monthly meetings

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Neil Kirkland, Assistant Head of Finance (Audit, Insurance and Risk Management) telephone 01872 323245 or email at
An application form and background information is available to download below or from Mrs Debbie Boulton, Cornwall Council, Democratic Services, County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY.  Telephone 01872 322136 or e-mail

Please return your completed application form to the above address by 5.00 p.m. on Friday 18 June 2010.
Interviews will be held during the week commencing 12 July 2010 (you will be notified by 3 July if you have been selected to attend an interview)
Background Information
Person Specification
Application Form

Free Tennis Court Hire

With Wimbledon just around the corner, Helston and Porthleven residents can ace their serves on free courts in the evenings, during school holidays and at weekends. Helston Sports Centre is offering free court hire for local people to experience their very own Wimbledon.

As well as free tennis court hire, you can take part in beginner or improver adult tennis on Monday evenings. There is a small charge of £4.50 for each session.  The kids can get involved too, with mini tennis on Sunday mornings for the under 9s at £3.50 per session. 

To book a free court or one of the tennis sessions, call the Helston Sports Centre on 01326 563320 or pop in and see the staff on reception. Under 12s will need to have an adult with them if they want to hire a court and there are rackets available to hire, or balls to buy, if anyone needs extra kit.

Parking, The Poisoned Chalice

Parking, the Poisoned Chalice of a Panel. No matter what way you look at this issue or deal with it, it will certainly pee some people off.

We met under the cover of darkness (yes, a night time meeting for those who think we don’t have them) and I was ‘volunteered’ for the position of Chairman(more like Press Ganged). As one who has never avoided the sound of the shilling on the drum, I accepted the position.

We discussed and sorted out the role of this Panel, and then looked into the detail of our role. It looks like we are going to cover all aspects of parking within Cornwall.

Hopefully we will get it right, as getting it wrong would be tragic for those in Cornwall. If that happens I will find out that drinking from this Chalice would indeed be very bad for my health.

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