14.1.1 The promotion and maintenance of high
standards of conduct within the Council:
(a) To advise the
Council on the adoption or revision of its Code of Conduct.
(b) To monitor and
advise the Council about the operation of its Code of Conduct in
the light of best practice, changes in the law and relevant
(c) To determine
the Arrangements and Guidance for dealing with any Code of Conduct
(d) To determine any
allegations of a breach of such protocols by members in accordance
with procedures adopted by the Committee
14.1.2 Assistance to members and co-opted
members of the authority:
To ensure that all members of the Council have
access to training in all aspects of the Member Code of Conduct,
that this training is actively promoted, and that members are aware
of the standards expected from local councillors under the
14.1.3 Other functions:
(a) All functions
relating to standards of conduct of members under any relevant
legislation or Regulations.
(b) Advising the Council
on the adoption or revision of any relevant supporting protocols
relating to standards of conduct by members, monitoring the
operation of such protocols and providing training for members on
dispensations to councillors and co-opted members from requirements
relating to interests set out in the Members Code of Conduct.
(d) Dealing with reports
from the Monitoring Officer.
(e) Granting exemptions
for politically restricted posts.
14.1.4 Parish Council functions:
To carry out all the above functions in
respect of Parish Councils and their members for which the Borough
Council is responsible under any relevant provision of, or
Regulations made under the Local Government Act 2000 or any
amendment or re-enactment thereof.