Agenda

Standards
Thursday 24th September 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Blue & Pink - Blue & Pink. View directions

Contact: Jane Fulton 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda, and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

Members and Officers should make their declaration by stating:

 

a)            the item that they the interest in

b)            whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interest

c)            the nature of the interest

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 20 February 2020 (attached).

4.

Assessment Hearing Panel Procedures

5.

Local Government Association Model Member Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 149 KB

The Local Government Association has produced a New Model Member Code of Conduct.

It is open to the Council to adopt this Code of Conduct in whole, or with amendments.  Alternatively, the Council can amend its existing Member Code of Conduct. 

 

6.

New Social Media Guidance for Councillors pdf icon PDF 188 KB

This report seeks the views of the Standards Committee relating to a new Social Media Guidance document for Councillors.  It is open to Standards Committee to recommend that Cabinet endorse the Guidance in whole, or with amendments.

Additional documents:

7.

Register of Assessments of Complaints against Councillors pdf icon PDF 127 KB

This report updates the Committee on the complaints against Councillors received so far in 2020.  The Committee is responsible for maintaining high standards of conduct by Members of the District and Town & Parish Councils, for monitoring operation of the Code of Conduct, and for considering the outcome of investigations in the event of breaches of the Code.

8.

Exempt Information

The Committee is asked to consider passing the following resolution:-

 

That under Section  100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and accredited representatives of newspapers be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds it may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act by virtue of the paragraph specified against the item.

9.

Register of Assessments of Complaints against Councillors [Exempt - Paragraph 1 - Information Relating to Individuals]

To consider the attached report.