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No. Item


Apologies for absence and substitutions


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 12 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 212 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.


Social Media Guidance for Councillors pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Contact Officer:        Monitoring Officer


The Committee is requested to approve updated draft social media guidance and to refer it to the Constitution Working Group for recommendation to council for approval.

Additional documents:


Model Code of Conduct for Councillors - update pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Contact Officer:        Monitoring Officer


The committee last considered the Model Code of Conduct published by the Local Government Association (LGA) at its meeting on 12 July 2021. The report provides an update on the engagement with the Basingstoke and Deane Association of Parish and Town Councils (BDAPTC) and Parish Councils and informs the committee about the latest version of the supplementary guidance issued by the LGA.

Additional documents:


Complaints Report pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Contact Officer:        Monitoring Officer


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