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Apologies for absence and substitutions


Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair to the Standards Committee for the 2021/22 municipal year.


Declarations of interest


Urgent matters

To consider any items of business, other than those shown on this agenda and which, by reason of special circumstances to be stated at the meeting, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.



Minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 213 KB

The Chair will move that the minutes of the meeting be signed as a correct record. The only part of the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.


Model Code of Conduct for Councillors and amendment to current Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 350 KB

Contact Officer:        Fiona Thomsen


At its meeting on 15 March 2021, the Standards Committee considered the Model Code of Conduct published by the Local Government Association (LGA) in December 2020.


The report provides an update to actions agreed at that meeting and invites the Committee to provide its views on the Council adopting the Model Code of Conduct and refer its recommendations to the Constitution Working Group which will be established following July’s Council meeting.


The report also proposes an amendment to the current Councillors’ Code of Conduct to address a matter relating to Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI).

Additional documents:


Complaints report pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Contact Officer:        Fiona Thomsen


The report seeks to update the Committee on progress in determining Code of Conduct complaints received against borough, parish and town councillors.

Additional documents:


Review of work programme pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The committee is asked to note and review its Work Programme.


Exclusion of press and public

To consider whether, in view of the nature of the remaining items on the agenda, any of them are likely to involve the disclosure of exempt or confidential information within the terms of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


Confidential / exempt items for information