Browse meetings

Standards Committee

This page lists the meetings for Standards Committee.

Meetings

Information about Standards Committee

The role of the Standards Committee

 

Matters delegated to the committee for decision

 

Promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by councillors and co-opted members of the Council.

 

Advising the Council on the adoption or revision of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

Assisting councillors and co-opted members to observe the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

Monitoring the operation of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

Advising the Council on the approval of other local codes or protocols relating to matters of conduct, ethics or propriety.

 

Determining matters that may be referred to it by the Monitoring Officer or which may arise under consideration of complaints as to breaches of the Members’ Code of Conduct or following an investigation into an alleged breach of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

Determining matters that may be referred to it by the Monitoring Officer or which may arise under consideration of complaints as to breaches of other codes or protocols applying to the conduct of councillors and co-opted members of the Council.

 

Reporting to the Council should it deem it necessary, on the result of any investigation into the standards of conduct and behaviour of a Member.

 

Supporting the Monitoring Officer in discharging his/her role.

 

Granting dispensations to councillors and co-opted members arising from requests relating to interests set out in the Members’ Code of Conduct and/or section 33 of the Localism Act 2011.

 

Exercising above in relation to members of parish councils within the Council’s administrative area.

 

The full terms of reference for this committee can be read here