Standards Committee - Tuesday, 7 July 2020 6.30 p.m.

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To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 292 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 15 October 2019.


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.


Standards Committee Work Programme

To receive a verbal update on the Committee’s Work Programme.


Continuation of the Appointment of the Independent Person

To receive a verbal update following consideration by Council on 30 June 2020 of the continuation of the appointment of Mr David Tweddle as the Council’s Independent Person.


Local Government Association Civility in Public Life and the Review of the Model Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Civility in Public Life and Review of the Model Code of Conduct, including the publication by the LGA of a new draft Model Code of Conduct and the commencement of consultation thereon.

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Code of Conduct Complaints pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To consider a report on complaints received under the Council’s Standards Arrangements from October 2019.

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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.