Standards and Ethics Committee - Thursday 7 March 2024 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Town Hall, The Crofts, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

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 Press and Public


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


Agenda Items 5, 6 and 7 have confidential appendices.


Minutes of the previous meeting held on 9th November, 2023 pdf icon PDF 210 KB


To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 9th November, 2023 as a true and correct record of the proceedings.


Outcome of Standards and Ethics Sub-Committee Hearing re Alleged Breach of the Code of Conduct -Thurcroft Parish Councillor D Fretwell pdf icon PDF 245 KB


To receive and note the outcome of a Standards and Ethics Sub-Committee Hearing which took place on 19th February, 2024 in relation to an alleged breach of the Code of Conduct by Thurcroft Parish Councillor D. Fretwell

Additional documents:


A Review of Concerns Raised Pursuant to the Whistleblowing Policy pdf icon PDF 189 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 156 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 Thursday, 13th June, 2024, commencing at 2.00 p.m.



Chief Executive.