Joint Standards Committee



Councillors Rowley BEM (Chair), Douglas, Baker, Carr and Fisher (CYC Members)


Cllrs Chambers and Rawlings (Vice-Chair) (Parish Council Members)


Ms Davies and Mr Laverick (Independent Persons)



Wednesday, 20 January 2021



4.00 pm



Remote Meeting






1.          Declarations of Interest 



Members are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they might have in respect of business on this agenda.




2.          Exclusion of Press and Public 



To consider excluding the public and press from the meeting during consideration of Annex B to Agenda item 13 (Monitoring Report in Respect of Complaints Received), on the grounds that it contains information which is likely to reveal the identity of individuals.  This information is classed as exempt under Paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 A of the Local government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information)(Variation) Order 2006.




3.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 8)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 30 September 2020.




4.          Minutes of Sub-Committees 

(Pages 9 - 10)


To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Assessment Sub-Committee held on 26 October 2020.




5.          Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Chair decides is urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.




6.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.


Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at remote meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Monday, 18 January 2021.


To register to speak please visit to fill in an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting please contact Democratic Services.  Contact details can be found at the foot of the agenda.  


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7.          Draft Annual Report 

(Pages 11 - 16)


This report provides Members with an update on the draft Annual Report for 2019/20.




8.          Update on Model Code of Conduct 

(Pages 17 - 34)


This report provides Members with an update on the Model Code of Conduct.




9.          Member Development 

(Pages 35 - 36)


This report has been prepared to encourage a debate around Member Development.




10.      Update on International Travel Protocol 

(Pages 37 - 40)


This report updates the Committee on the draft International Travel Protocol.




11.      Update on Parish Council Membership 

(Pages 41 - 42)


This report provides Members with an update on the steps taken to fill the current Parish vacancy on the Joint Standards Committee.




12.      Review of Work Plan for 2020/21 

(Pages 43 - 44)


To consider the Committee’s work plan for the current year and decide whether any amendments or additions are required.




13.      Monitoring Report in respect of Complaints Received 

(Pages 45 - 56)


This report updates the Committee on the position regarding ongoing complaints.




Democratic Services Officer:

Name:  Fiona Young

Contact Details:

Telephone – (01904) 552030

Email –




For more information about any of the following please contact the Democratic Services Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:

·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports

Contact details are set out above.