Agenda

Standards Committee
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Georgian Room, Kendal Town Hall

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

PART I

1.

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence, if any.

2.

Standards Committee - Parish Representatives pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To consider the re-appointment of Parish Representatives to the Standards Committee.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23 April 2019.

4.

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.

5.

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.

6.

Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To note the Terms of Reference for the Standards Committee.

7.

Local Government Ombudsman Annual Review 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To receive the Annual Report of the Local Government Ombudsman for 2018/19.

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8.

Code of Conduct Complaints pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To consider the report of the Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) with regards to complaints under the Council’s Standards Arrangements from April 2019.

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9.

District Register of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To review the Register of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests for District Council Members and Co-optees for the period to October 2019.

10.

Parish Register of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To review the Register of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests for Parish Councillors for the period to October 2019.

11.

Employee Register of Interests and Gifts and Hospitality pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To review the register of interests and gifts and hospitality for employees for the period September 2018 to September 2019.

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12.

Standards Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 364 KB

To consider the Committee’s Work Programme.

13.

Dispensations

To consider requests, if any received, for dispensations (verbal report).

PART II

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.