Standards Committee - Monday, 11 October 2021 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Assembly Room, Kendal Town Hall, Kendal

Contact: Adam Moffatt  Legal, Governance and Democracy Specialist

No. Item




To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 199 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 20 April 2021.


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.


Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To note the Terms of Reference for the Standards Committee.


Local Government Ombudsman Annual Review, Complaints received from April 2020 to March 2021 pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To receive the Annual Report of the Local Government Ombudsman for 2020/21 and the summary of complaints and compliments received from April 2020 to March 2021.

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Standards Committee - Parish Representative

To note that, following the end of Parish Councillor David Peter’s term as the Chairman of the Cumbria Association of Local Councils to the Standards Committee, to note that the new Chair, once appointed, will be invited to join the Standards Committee as one of the parish council co-optees (in the event that the Chair is unable to take up the position, an alternative parish council co-optee will be sought).


Code of Conduct complaints pdf icon PDF 236 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 2021.

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District Register of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Registrable Interests pdf icon PDF 240 KB

To review the Register of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Registerable Interests for District Council Members and Co-optees for the period to October 2021.


Parish Register of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Registrable Interests pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To review the Register of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests for Parish Councillors for the period to October 2021.


Employee Register of Interests and Gifts and Hospitality pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To review the register of interests and gifts and hospitality for employees for the period the period April 2020/March 2021 and April 2021/March 2022


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Standards Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To consider the Committee’s Work Programme.


Social Media Guide for Councillors pdf icon PDF 252 KB

To receive a report on the Social Media Guide for Councillors

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Local Government Reorganisation

To consider any updates regarding Local Government Reorganisation (verbal report).



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


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.