Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Interest (4.10 pm) pdf icon PDF 222 KB

At this point in the meeting, Members and co-opted members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest, or other registerable interest, they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.


An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.


[Please see the attached sheet for further guidance for Members.]



Members were asked to declare any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial interests or disclosable pecuniary interests which they might have in respect of business on the agenda.  None were declared.


Exclusion of Press and Public (4.11 pm)

To consider the exclusion of the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following:


Annex X to Agenda Item X (X) on the grounds that it contains information relating to X.  This information is classed as exempt under paragraph X of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as revised by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).


Resolved: That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the exempt versions of Annexes A and B to Agenda Item 9 (Monitoring Report in Respect of Complaints Received), on the grounds that they contain information likely to reveal the identity of individuals, which 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 (4.11 pm) pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 31 January 2024.



Resolved:  That the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 31 January 2024 be approved and signed as a correct record.


Minutes of Sub-Committees (4.12 pm) pdf icon PDF 16 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the following meetings of the Joint Standards Sub-Committees:


·       Assessments Sub-Committee, 30 January 2024.

·       Assessments Sub-Committee, 21 February 2024.

Additional documents:


Resolved:  That the minutes of the following sub-committee meetings be approved as a correct record:


·        Assessments Sub-Committee, 30 January 2024

·        Assessments Sub-Committee, 21 February 2024


Public Participation (4.13 pm) pdf icon PDF 236 KB

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 are set as 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at our meetings.  The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Monday 04 March 2024.     


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 this agenda.


Webcasting of Public Meetings


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


During coronavirus, we made some changes to how we ran council meetings, including facilitating remote participation by public speakers. See our updates ( for more information on meetings and decisions.



It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.


Review of Work Plan (4.13 pm) pdf icon PDF 21 KB

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



Members considered the committee’s work  plan for the current municipal year.


Resolved:  That the work plan be approved subject to the following additions:

                   Meeting on 08 April 2024

·        Member training update



Reason:     To ensure that the committee has a planned programme of work in place.


Annual Report for 2023/2024 (4.16 pm) pdf icon PDF 302 KB

Members are invited to consider the Joint Standards Committee Draft Annual Report.

Additional documents:


Members received a report which asked them to consider the committee’s draft Annual Report for the 2023-24 Municipal Year.


Members noted that improvements to the presentation and content of report had been made.  Following a discussion on the proportion, number and types of complaints received, it was  


Resolved: That the draft Annual Report be approved.


Reason:     In order to provide a report to Council of the committee’s work over the past Municipal Year.



Monitoring Report on Complaints Received (4.24 pm) pdf icon PDF 185 KB

To receive a routine update report on recent standards complaints.

Additional documents:


Members considered a report which provided an update on current business as regards complaints.


Resolved:  That the report be noted.


Reason:     To ensure that the committee is aware of current levels of activity.


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