At the meeting of Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council held on 9 December 2021, the council expressed strong disagreement and disappointment to comments made by the internal auditor in his Interim Internal Audit Report, that Council did not follow proper practices in line with the regulations recorded in the Governance and Accountability for smaller Authorities Practioners Guide.
The Council resolved not to accept the report and would like to assure the residents of Royal Wootton Bassett that the Town Council did not “waste” public money and were following advice obtained from professional organisations, in employment law and local government.
The Town Council has asked for a formal apology from the auditor and will be reviewing their processes for future recruitment.
The auditor was at the meeting to present his report and to answer questions and is aware of the views of the council whom are very disappointed the situation has come to this.
For all enquiries please contact Councillor Steve Walls, Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett.