Local democracy during coronavirus

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates for more information on meetings and decisions.


Venue: Remote Meeting

No. Item


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.


Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider excluding the public and press from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 8, ‘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.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 22 January 2020.



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 Monday, 20 July 2020.


To register to speak please contact Democratic Services, on the details at the foot of the agenda. You will then be advised on the procedures for dialling into the remote meeting.


Webcasting of Remote Public Meetings


Please note that, subject to available resources, this remote public meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The remote public meeting can be viewed live and on demand at www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.


During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates (www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy ) for more information on meetings and decisions.




Urgent Business

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


LGA Consultation on a Model Code of Conduct for Elected Members pdf icon PDF 413 KB

To consider the LGA’s consultation on the Model Code of Conduct for Elected members and the submission of a response on behalf of the Joint Standards Committee.



Additional documents:


Dispensation of the Six Month Rule for City of York Councillors and Attendance at Meetings pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To confirm a dispensation granted to all City of York Councillors who, by reason of the COVID 19 lockdown, have been unable to attend a constitutionally prescribed meeting within a six month period.



Monitoring Report in Respect of Complaints Received pdf icon PDF 316 KB

This report is to update the Committee on the position regarding ongoing complaints.


Additional documents:


Review of the Work Plan - 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 500 KB

To consider the Committee’s work plan and meeting dates for the remainder of 2020/21 municipal year and to make any changes or additions that may be required.

Additional documents:

Democracy Officer:

Name – Michelle Bennett

Telephone – 01904 551573

E-mail – michelle.bennett@york.gov.uk



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