Agenda and minutes

Standards Committee
Monday 24th September, 2012 10.00 am

Venue: Lonsdale Room, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Claire Tyson  01900 702 558

Items
No. Item

249.

Appointment of a Chair

To appoint a Chair for the Standards Committee.

 

Minutes:

Councillor J Wood was appointed as temporary Chair of the Standards Committee.

 

Members were advised that a decision was made at the last Council meeting to appoint a Chair for the Standards Committee at the Council meeting on 14 November 2012.

 

 

250.

Declaration of interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda, in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

None declared.

 

251.

Questions

To answer questions from members of the public – 2 days notice of which must have been given in writing or by electronic mail.

Minutes:

None received.

252.

Procedures and Guidance pdf icon PDF 34 KB

To note the Code of Conduct, Guidance and Arrangements for dealing with Standards allegations.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members noted the Code of Conduct, Guidance and Arrangements for dealing with Standards allegations.

 

253.

Update on Training

To receive a verbal update from the Monitoring Officer.

 

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Assistant advised members that two training sessions had been held for Allerdale Borough Council members.

 

A further training session had been arranged for Allerdale Borough Council members and 5 training sessions were also being held for Parish and Town Councillors in Workington, Maryport, Cockermouth, Keswick and Wigton.

 

 

254.

Update on Hearing

To receive a verbal update from the Monitoring Officer.

 

Minutes:

The Legal Executive advised members that the investigating officer’s report had been sent to the subject member for comment and to advise whether they wanted any witnesses and the hearing would be held in October.

 

255.

Work Plan

To discuss options for a Work Plan for the committee.

 

Minutes:

Members considered the previous Standards Committee’s work plan and felt that they would like to continue with the same format for the current committee.

 

The Democratic Services Assistant agreed to draft a work plan based on that format and circulate it to members for comment.