Agenda and decisions


The Standards Committee - Monday 11 October 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA

Contact: Lesley Farrell, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwell-dc.gov.uk, 01295 221534

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Items
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2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting. 

 

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3.

Requests to Address the Meeting

The Chairman to report on any requests to address the meeting.

 

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4.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any item of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

 

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5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 10 October 2012, 15 May 2013, 16 June 2014, 19 May 2015, 17 May 2016, 16 May 2017, 15 May 2018, 14 May, 2019 and 19 May 2021.

 

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Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

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7.

Appointment of Independent Persons pdf icon PDF 375 KB

***The appendices to this report will follow as they are currently being reviewed and finalised***

 

 

Report of Director of Law and Governance & Monitoring Officer

 

Purpose of report

 

To consider and agree the proposed arrangements for the appointment of Independent Persons. 

           

Recommendations

 

1.1     To agree to recruit Independent Persons.

 

1.2     To consider and approve the proposed arrangements for the appointment of Independent Persons as set out at paragraph 3.13.

 

1.3     To approve the Job Description and Role Profile at Appendix 1 (to follow) and if any amendments are required to delegate final approval to the Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee.

 

1.4     To delegate authority to the Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Chairman of the Standards Committee, to finalise the recruitment pack.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the recruitment of Independent Persons be agreed.

 

(2)      That the proposed arrangements for the appointment of Independent Persons be agreed.

 

(3)      That subject to the deletion of ‘an understanding of ethical issues’ in the Role Profile, the Job Description and Role Profile be agreed and authority be delegated to the Monitoring Officer in consultation with the Chairman of the Standards Committee to make any final amendments to the Job Description and Role Profile.

 

(4)      That authority be delegated to the Monitoring Officer in consultation with the Chairman of the Standards Committee to finalise the recruitment pack.

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Monitoring Officer Report pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Report of Director of Law & Governance and Monitoring Officer

 

Purpose of report

 

To give an overview from the Monitoring Officer on potential changes to the member code of conduct and an update on member Code of Conduct complaints.

 

Recommendations

            

1.1     To note and comment upon the contents of the report.

 

1.2     To identify if there are any other matters of ethical governance within the Terms of Reference of the Committee that the Monitoring Officer should report on to the Committee

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)      That having considered matters of ethical governance within the Standards Committee Terms of Reference no further areas for report were identified.