Standards and Ethics Committee - Thursday, 19th November, 2020 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Debbie Pons, 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 the press and public


Agenda Items 6 and 7 have exempt appendices. Therefore, if necessary when considering those items, 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(s) of business on the grounds that it/they involve(s) the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 3 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 17th September, 2020 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 17th September, 2020, as a true and correct record of the proceedings.


LGA Model Member Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 153 KB


To gain the Standards and Ethics Committee’s views and comments on the LGA’s second draft Model Code of Conduct.

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Review of Complaints pdf icon PDF 115 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.

Additional documents:


A Review of Concerns Raised Pursuant to the Whistleblowing Policy pdf icon PDF 115 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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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, 21st January, 2021 at 2.00 p.m.



Chief Executive.