Agenda and decisions

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.

 

3.

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

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meetings of the Committee held on 24 January 2013, 15 January 2014, 18 May 2016, 17 May 2017, 16 May 2018 and 15 May 2019.  

 

Additional documents:

5.

Urgent Business

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

 

6.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman

7.

Draft Annual Report pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Resources (Monitoring Officer)

 

Purpose of report

 

To provide a summary of the volume, nature and outcome of Standards complaints received by the Monitoring Officer during 2019/20.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1         To receive and note the draft Standards Committee Annual Report 2019/20 and authorise the Executive Director: Resources and Monitoring Officer to make any necessary amendments following comments from this Committee before being recommended to Council for endorsement.

 

Decision:

Resolved:

 

 

(1)         That, having given due consideration, the Standards Committee Annual Report be endorsed and recommended to Full Council to note, subject to the following amendments:

 

 

(i) The Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Chairman of the Standards Committee, to review the Standards Complaints arrangements so that the Standards Committee was more involved in reviewing the nature and content of complaints.

 

(ii) The Committee to have more contact with the Independent Persons and co-opted town and parish council committee members

 

(iii) The Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Chairman of the Standards Committee, to co-opt two town / parish council councillors to the two vacant positions on the Committee.

 

8.

Local Government Ethical Standards pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Report of the Executive Director – Resources (Monitoring Officer)

 

Purpose of report

 

To introduce the Local Government Ethical Standards - A Review by the Committee on Standards in Public Life report.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1         To note the contents of this report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the contents of the report be noted.