Standards and Ethics Committee - Thursday, 17th September, 2020 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Katherine Harclerode, Governance Advisor  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


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


Declarations of Interest


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


Exclusion of Press and Public


Agenda Items 7 and 8 have exempt appendices. Therefore, if necessary when considering that item, the Chair will move the following resolution:-


That under Section 100(A) 4 of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of such Act indicated, as now amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.


Minutes of the previous meeting held on 18th June, 2020 pdf icon PDF 67 KB


To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 18th June, 2020, as a true and correct record of the proceedings.


Update on Implementation of CSPL Best Practice Recommendations pdf icon PDF 112 KB


To receive an update as to the Council’s implementation of the best practice recommendations made by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in its Review of Local Government Ethical Standards. 

Additional documents:


Guidance on Equalities for Members


To consider the delivery of Equalities Training for Members.


Consideration of Complaints


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.


Review of Concerns Raised Pursuant to the Whistleblowing Policy


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


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 Thursday, 19th November, 2020, commencing at 2.00 p.m.



Chief Executive.