Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Remote meeting

Contact: Diana Davies, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

 

Minutes:

9. Standards – Statement of Position

Councillor Samiotis, attended the standards review meetings and would leave the meeting room for the detailed discussion on these complaints.

 

3.

Appointment of Vice Chairman of the Committee for the Municipal Year 2020-21

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That Councillor Steven Hollowell be appointed Vice-Chairman of the Standards Committee for the municipal year 2020-21.

 

Minutes:

Resolved

 

(1)  That Councillor Steven Hollowell be appointed Vice-Chairman of the Standards Committee for the municipal year 2020-21.

 

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meetings of the Committee held on 8 July 2020 and 16 September 2020

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Meetings of the Committee held on 8 July 2020 and 16 September were agreed as a correct record and would be signed by the Chairman in due course.

 

5.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any item of urgent business being admitted to the topics for discussion.

 

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

6.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no chairman’s announcements

7.

Standards Complaints Arrangements Report pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Executive Director: Resources and Monitoring Officer

 

Purpose of report

 

To propose changes to the Standards Complaints Arrangements so members of the Standards Committee are more involved in reviewing the nature and content of complaints.

 

To update the Standards Committee on the co-option of Town and Parish Council councillors.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To approve Appendix 1 - the current Standards Committee Arrangements with proposed amendments.

 

1.2       To note the progress on the co-option of two town / parish council councillors to the two vacant positions on the Committee.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)   That, having given due consideration, the Standards Committee Arrangements be approved.

 

(2)   That the progression on the co-option of two town / parish councillors to the two vacant positions on the Committee be noted.

Minutes:

The Executive Director: Resources and Monitoring Officer submitted a report on the proposed changes to the Standards Complaints Arrangements and provided an update on the co-option of Town and Parish Council councillors to this Committee.

 

Resolved

 

(1)   That, having given due consideration, the Standards Committee Arrangements be approved.

 

(2)   That the progression on the co-option of two town / parish councillors to the vacant positions on the Committee be noted.

8.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The following report(s) contain exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1, Schedule 12A of Local Government Act 1972.

 

3– Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

Members are reminded that whilst the following item(s) have been marked as exempt, it is for the meeting to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public. In making the decision, members should balance the interests of individuals or the Council itself in having access to the information. In considering their discretion members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.

 

Should Members decide not to make a decision in public, they are recommended to resolve as follows:

 

“That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that, if the public and press were present, it would be likely that exempt information falling under the provisions of Schedule 12A, Part I, Paragraph 3 would be disclosed to them, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

 

 

Minutes:

 “That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that, if the public and press were present, it would be likely that exempt information falling under the provisions of Schedule 12A, Part I, Paragraph 3 would be disclosed to them, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

9.

Standards - Statement of Position

Report of the Executive Director – Resources and Monitoring Officer

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the contents of the statement of position be noted.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Director: Resources and Monitoring Officer submitted a report which provided a summary of the volume, nature and outcome of complaints received by the Monitoring Officer since the commencement of the new Standards Regime.

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That the contents of the statement of position be noted.