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Contact: Fiona Young  Interim Democratic Services Manager

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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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 20 November 2019.



Minutes of Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee Assessment Sub-Committee held on 18 December 2019.



Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered their wish to speak, regarding an item on the agenda or an issue within the remit of the Joint Standards Committee, may do so.  The deadline for registering is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 21 January 2020.  To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting on the details at the foot of the agenda.


Filming or Recording Meetings

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (whose contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.


The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at



Monitoring Report on Complaints Received pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To receive a routine update report on recent standards complaints.

Additional documents:


Review of the Constitution: Constitution Review Survey, Members' Code of Conduct and Protocol on Officer / Member Relations pdf icon PDF 181 KB

This report provides an update on the review of the City of York Council’s Constitution, including the Joint Standards Committee’s response to the review survey, and seeks Members’ views on proposed amendments to the Members’ Code of Conduct and the Protocol on Officer/Member Relations.

Additional documents:


Procedures for dealing with Councillor Code of Conduct Complaints pdf icon PDF 120 KB

This report presents the final version of the procedures for dealing with Councillor Code of Conduct complaints and invites the committee to consider a question raised by a Member which may have a bearing on the procedures. 

Additional documents:


Update on the Whistleblowing Policy

The Monitoring Officer to provide a verbal update on the progress of the council’s new Whistleblowing Policy.


Review of Work Plan pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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



Urgent Business

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

Democracy Officer:

Name:  Fiona Young

Contact Details:

Telephone – (01904) 552030

Email –



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