Agenda

Standards
Thursday 16th September 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Blue & Pink, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Helen Burt 

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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 139 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 01 July 2021  (attached).

4.

Items not on the Agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances

5.

Public Question Time

To receive questions from the public (for a period of up to 15 minutes)

 

6.

Monitoring Officer Report pdf icon PDF 508 KB

This report asks Standards Committee to note the report of the Monitoring Officer and to give directions as set out in the report.

 

7.

Review of Code of Conduct Complaint Form pdf icon PDF 231 KB

This report seeks Committee Members’ views and ultimate approval of a revised Code of Conduct Complaint form.

Additional documents:

8.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 106 KB

The Committee is required to note the Work Programme for 2021/22.

 

9.

Register of Assessment of Complaints Against Councillors pdf icon PDF 113 KB

This report updates the Committee on the complaints against Councillors received since the last report.  The Committee is responsible for maintaining high standards of conduct by Members of the District and Town and 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.

10.

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 that they 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.

 

11.

Register of Assessment of Complaints Against Councillors

This report updates the Committee on the complaints against Councillors received over the past two years.