Joint Standards Committee



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


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


Ms Davies and Mr Laverick (Independent Persons)



Wednesday, 31 March 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 11 (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 - 6)


To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 20 January 2021.




4.          Urgent Business 



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




5.          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, 29 March 2021.


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6.          Draft Annual Report for 2020/21 

(Pages 7 - 12)


This report provides an update on the Committee’s draft Annual Report for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.




7.          Update on Model Code of Conduct 

(Pages 13 - 48)


This report provides an update on the Model Code of Conduct published by the Local Government Association.




8.          Member Development 

(Pages 49 - 50)


This report provides an update on Member Development and canvassing the views of Council Members on training and development.




9.          Update on International Travel Protocol 

(Pages 51 - 54)


This report updates the Committee on the draft International Travel Protocol discussed at the last meeting.




10.      Review of Work Plan 2021/22 

(Pages 55 - 58)


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




11.      Monitoring Report in Respect of Complaints Received 

(Pages 59 - 76)


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






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