This report updates the Committee on the complaints against Councillors received since the Monitoring Officer’s last report on 20 July 2023. The Committee is responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by Members of the District and Town & Parish Councils, for monitoring the operation of the Code of Conduct, and for considering the outcome of investigations in the event of breaches of the Code of Conduct.
Upon the invitation of the Chair, the Monitoring Officer introduced the report, explaining that this was a regular report to the Committee that had been appropriately anonymised. He reminded the Committee that the reference numbers were not a date, but the municipal year and complaint number. The table showed three complaints, of which two had been found as no breach during the informal stage of the process and there was no need for informal resolution. The third complaint had gone through initial informal assessment, the Independent Person had been consulted, and the subject member had been informed that the matter should be dealt with by informal resolution in the form of an apology.
There were no questions from Members.
The Committee noted the report.