Joint Standards Committee



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


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


Angharad Davies and David Laverick (Independent Members)



Thursday, 23 September 2021



4.45 pm



The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045)








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 the exclusion of the public and press from the meeting during consideration of Annexes A and 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 12A 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 and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 6 July 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 5:00pm on Tuesday, 21 September 2021


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6.          Update on the Recruitment of Independent Persons 

(Pages 7 - 8)


The Committee will consider a report which will provide them with an update on the recruitment process for Independent Persons for the Committee.




7.          Terms of Reference of the Committee 

(Pages 9 - 16)


As part of the review of the Council’s Constitution, Joint Standards Committee is asked to note the terms of reference for the Committee which will be included within the revised Constitution




8.          Model Code of Conduct 

(Pages 17 - 18)


The Committee will consider a report which will provide it with an update on progress of the adoption of the LGA Model Code of Conduct.




9.          Model Code of Conduct Update - Review of Procedures 

(Pages 19 - 50)


The Committee will consider a report which will provide it with the current procedures in place, which will need to be reviewed in light of the new Model Code of Conduct.




10.      Review of Work Plan 

(Pages 51 - 52)


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




11.      Monitoring Report in respect of Complaints Received 

(Pages 53 - 92)


To receive a routine update report on recent standards complaints.





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Name:  Joseph Kennally

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·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports


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