Standards Committee - Thursday 23rd June 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Helen Burt 


No. Item


Apologies for Absence


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



Minutes pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 March 2022  (attached)


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


Public Question Time

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



Start Times

The Committee is required to agree its start times for the year 2022/23.



Monitoring Officer Report pdf icon PDF 244 KB

This is a regular report to Committee by the Monitoring Officer to give Members an overview of the work of the Interim Monitoring Officer relevant to this Committee.


Additional documents:


Review of the 2021 Member Code of Conduct in Regard to the Treatment of Registration and Disclosure of Interests pdf icon PDF 222 KB

The Council adopted a new Members Code of Conduct in March 2021. This report asks Committee to consider the Flowchart relating to disclosure of Interests.


Additional documents:


Member Learning & Development - Draft Member Induction Programme pdf icon PDF 215 KB

This reports presents a draft 2023 post-election induction programme for comment and discussion.

Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 114 KB

The Committee is required to note the Work Programme for 2022/23.



Register of Complaints Against Councillors pdf icon PDF 198 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.


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.



Register of Complaints Against Councillors

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