Committee details

The Standards Committee

Purpose of committee

Terms of Reference

The promotion and maintenance of high standards of conduct by members and co-opted members of the Council and the Town and Parish Councils in the South Northamptonshire district.


The making of recommendations to Council on the adoption, revision or replacement of a code of conduct for members and co-opted members.


The approval and administration of arrangements under which allegations of breach of the code of conduct for members and co-opted members can be investigated and decisions on such allegations can be made.


The determination of items (if any) that must be entered in the Council’s register of members’ interests over and above any that are legally required.


The approval and administration of arrangements for the granting of dispensations to members and co-opted members so as to permit their participation in meetings despite the existence of a disclosable pecuniary interest.



The Standards Committee shall be a non-proportional Committee comprising 5 elected members (3 Conservative, 1 Independent and 1 Liberal Democrat) and 3 co-opted Town and Parish Councillors.


Contact information

Support officer: Diana Davies, Democratic Services. Email:, 01327 322195

Postal address:
The Forum
Moat Lane
NN12 6AD

Phone: 01327 322195