Agenda and minutes

Standards Committee - Wednesday, 17th April, 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Rooms 1 and 2

Contact: Asher Bond  01246 217375

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received by Councillors P Antcliff, C Cupit, K Rouse and H Wetherall.


Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interests and/or other interests, not already on their register of interests, in any item in the agenda and withdraw from the meeting at the appropriate time.


There were no Declarations of Interest.


Minutes of Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 199 KB

To approve as a correct record and the Chair to sign the Minutes of the Standards Committee held on 28 February 2024. 


RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the meeting of Standards Committee held on 28 February 2024 be approved as a true and accurate record.



Review of the Constitution

Report of the Assistant Director of Governance and Monitoring Officer.


Committee considered that the proposed changes to the constitution should be reviewed at a special meeting of Standards Committee so that a more wide-ranging debate on the changes could take place. Members asked that this special meeting be organised and that it take place as soon as possible.


RESOLVED – That consideration of the Review of the Constitution be deferred to a further meeting. That the date and time of the special meeting be arranged in consultation with the Chair of the Committee.


Complaints Update pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Governance and Monitoring Officer. 

Additional documents:


Committee received an update on the number of complaints that had been received and what action had been taken on these.


Members heard that no new complaints had been received and that three complaints had been closed since the last update was brought to Committee. There was a total of three ongoing complaints.


Committee were informed that one complaint was closed because it related to a Parish Council decision and the Member in question was not found to have acted contrary to the Code.


One complaint was closed because there was no evidence to suggest that a breach of the Code of Conduct had taken place.


One complaint was closed because a breach was found, and this was settled by way of an official written advice from the Monitoring Officer.


RESOLVED – That Standards Committee noted the complaints update.




Urgent Business (public session)

To consider any other matter which the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.


There was no urgent business.