Agenda and draft minutes

(MEMBERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT –ASSESSMENT SUB-COMMITTEE), Adjudication & Review Committee (decommissioned 13th June 2022) - Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022 3.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3A - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Christine Elsasser Tel: 01708 433675  e-mail:  christine.elsasser@onesource.co.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chairman will announce details of the arrangements in case of fire or other events that might require the meeting room or building’s evacuation.

Minutes:

In the absence of an Adjudication Chairman or Vice Chairman it was agreed that Councillor Linda Van den Hende would Chair the meeting.

 

           The Chairman reminded Members of the action to be taken in an emergency.

 

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE & SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

            (if any) – receive.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Timothy Ryan (Councillor Viddy Persaud substituted).

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

Members are invited to declare any interests in any of the items on the agenda at this point of the meeting.  Members may still declare an interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

4.

CODE OF CONDUCT pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Reports attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Code of Conduct report was read and noted. It was understood that the document would be used to assess the complaint.

 

It explained that the Council has a duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by its elected and co-opted members under s.27 of the Localism Act 2011 (hereafter the “2011 Act”). The Council’s Code of Conduct is established to comply with the mandatory requirements of s.27 and s.28 of the 2011 Act (see Appendix 1 / Part 5.1 of the Council’s Constitution, hereafter “the Code”).

 

5.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

To consider whether the public should now be excluded from the remainder of the meeting on the grounds that it is likely that, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, if members of the public were present during those items there would be disclosure to them of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972; and, if it is decided to exclude the public on those grounds, the Committee to resolve accordingly on the motion of the Chairman.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to exclude the public from the meeting during discussion of the following item on the grounds that if members of the public were present it was likely that, given the nature of the business to be transacted, that there would be disclosure to them of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 which could reveal information relating to an individual.

 

6.

ASSESSMENT OF A COMPLAINT TO CONSIDER WHETHER IT SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED

Reports attached.

Minutes:

The Panel determined that the allegations did not warrant further investigation and that no further action be taken.