Standards Committee
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Georgian Room, Kendal Town Hall

Contact: Committee Services 

No. Item




To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 September 2018 (copy attached).


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)


Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.


If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.


Annual Report on Compliments, Customer Feedback and Complaints Received During 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To receive the annual report on compliments, customer feedback and complaints received during 2018/19 and to note the recent decisions of the Local Government Ombudsman.

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Code of Conduct Complaints pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Policy and Resources (Monitoring Officer) with regards to complaints under the Council’s Standards Arrangements from September 2018 to date.

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Local Government Ethical Standards pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To consider the report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.

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Review of Standards Arrangements and Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To consider the Council’s Standards Arrangements and the draft Standards Committee Annual Report 2018/19.

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Protocol between the Monitoring Officers of Cumbria and the Cumbria Constabulary pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To note the protocol agreed between the Monitoring Officers of Cumbria and the Cumbria Constabulary.

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Standards Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 278 KB

To consider the Committee’s Work Programme.


Private Section (exempt reasons under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, specified by way of paragraph number)

There are no items in this Part of the Agenda.