Standards Committee - Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 5.00 pm

Venue: Skype for Business. View directions

Contact: Lisa Papps  Democratic Services Officer

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Apologies for Absence

To receive and record apologies for absence.  


Chairman's Announcements



To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 8 December 2020.  


Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interest from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.


Governance Improvement Action Plan pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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Consideration of Changes to the Constitution

Under Clause 2.13 of Part 2, Section E5 of the Constitution – Terms of Reference for the Standards Committee is to consider amendments to the Constitution and recommend proposals to Full Council for approval except where specifically delegated to the Monitoring Officer.


The Standards Committee to consider setting up a working group and/or liaison panel to consider any amendments in the Constitution for the current year.





Code of Conduct Complaints pdf icon PDF 237 KB

The Committee will consider a report on Councillor Code of Conduct complaints received or ongoing since 1 January 2021.


The appendix to the report is exempt, therefore the committee will be invited to consider passing a resolution to enter exempt session (agenda item 8) if it wishes to discuss the details contained within it.




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Exclusion of the Press and Public

RECOMMENDED that the press and public be excluded as:


a)    It is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, that if a member of the public were present during the item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) to the Local Government Act 1972; and


b)    In all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.