Agenda and draft minutes

Standards Committee - Wednesday, 15th September, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

Minutes:

Councillor Clarke was elected as Chairman.

2.

ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN

Minutes:

Councillor Kennett was elected as Vice-Chairman.

3.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 194 KB

The Minutes of the meeting on 3 November 2020 are attached to be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting on 3 November 2020 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

4.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence from Members*

 

*Note: Members are asked to email Committee Services in advance of the meeting as soon as they become aware they will be absent.

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Cllr Bailey, Peter Kern and David Argent.

5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To declare disclosable pecuniary, and any other, interests*.

 

*Note: Members are asked to email Committee Services in advance of the meeting as soon as they become aware they may have an interest to declare.

Minutes:

No pecuniary or other interests were declared.

6.

STANDARDS COMMITTEE CODE OF CONDUCT 2021 pdf icon PDF 234 KB

The purpose of this report is to recommend updates to the Hart Members Code of Conduct and, to endorse the use of recently published LGA guidance that is aimed to help understanding and consistency of approach towards the Code.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It be recommended to Council that it

      i)         ADOPTS the draft revised Hart Members Code of Conduct (attached as Appendix 2); and

     ii)         ENDORSES the use of recently published LGA guidance that is aimed to help understanding and consistency of approach towards the Code.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Joint Chief Executive provided a summary of the report. Committee Members discussed the report and the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct.

 

DECISION 

 

That the revised Hart District Council Members’ Code of Conduct be recommended to Full Council for adoption.

 

That the Standards Committee endorses the use of recently published LGA guidance that is aimed to help understanding and consistency of approach towards the Code.