Joint Standards Committee



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


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


Ms Davies and Mr Laverick (Independent Persons)



Wednesday, 23 June 2021



4.00 pm



Remote Meeting



[This meeting will be followed by a workshop, for Committee Members and Independent Persons only, around the Model Code of Conduct.]







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.          Appointment of Chair 



To appoint a Chair of the Joint Standards Committee for the 2021/22 municipal year.




3.          Appointment of Vice Chair 



To appoint a Vice Chair of the Joint Standards Committee for the 2021/22 municipal year.




4.          Introduction of Paul Hoey and Natalie Ainscough, from Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd.





5.          Welcome to the Chair of Audit & Governance Committee 





6.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 6)


To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 31 March 2021.




7.          Minutes of Sub-Committees 

(Pages 7 - 12)


To approve the minutes of the meetings of the Joint Standards Assessment Sub-Committee held on 15 April 2021, 23 April 2021 and 29 April 2021.




8.          Urgent Business 



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




9.          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, 21 June 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.  


Webcasting of Remote Public Meetings

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10.      Model Code of Conduct 

(Pages 13 - 34)


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






Democracy Officer:

Name:  Fiona Young

Contact Details:

Telephone – (01904) 552030

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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.