Standards and Ethics Committee - Thursday, 18th June, 2020 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Katherine Harclerode, Governance Advisor  Email:

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Apologies for absence


To receive the apologies of any Member who is unable to attend today’s meeting.


Minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 80 KB


To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 March 2020, as a true and correct record of the proceedings.


Declarations of interest


To receive declarations of interest from Members in respect of items listed on the agenda.


Exclusion of press and public


To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any part of the agenda.


Membership of Standards and Ethics Committee


To note that the membership of the Standards and Ethics Committee in the 2019-20 municipal year, including Independent Members and Parish and Town Council Members, has been continued for the 2020-21 municipal year, in accordance with the decision of the Council on 3 June 2020 and the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.


Consultation Model Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 147 KB


To consider a report requesting the Standards and Ethics Committee’s views and comments as part of the LGA consultation on their draft model Code of Conduct.


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Review of Concerns Raised Pursuant to the Whistle-blowing Policy pdf icon PDF 121 KB


To give consideration to a report regarding concerns raised pursuant to the Whistleblowing Policy and the actions taken to address these matters.


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Review of Complaints pdf icon PDF 83 KB


To give consideration to a report updating the Committee on the Complaints received against Members of the Council, and Town and Parish Councillors alleging a breach of the Code of Conduct.


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Urgent business


To determine any item which the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.


Date and time of next meeting


The next meeting of the Standards and Ethics Committee will take place on 17 September 2020, commencing at 2.00 p.m.



Chief Executive.