Agenda and decisions


The Standards Committee - Thursday 17 March 2022 5.00 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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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 198 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 October 2021.

 

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Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

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7.

Adoption of Revised Councillors' Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 436 KB

Report of the Interim Monitoring Officer.

 

***Please note this report will follow as it is currently being reviewed and finalised***

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That Full Council be recommended to adopt the revised Councillors’ Code of Conduct.

 

(2)      That Full Council be recommended to agree that:

         

         Subject to the adoption of the revised Code of Conduct, it be mandatory for all Councillors to complete Code of Conduct training within 6 months of the adoption of the revised code (i.e. by mid-November).

         It be mandatory for all Councillors to undertake Code of Conduct training within 6 months of their election (newly or re-elected) and attend a refresher at least once during their term of office. 

 

(3)      That Full Council be recommended to endorse the revised Councillors’ Code of Conduct for adoption by Town and Parish Councils in the Cherwell District.

 

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Standards Arrangements - Appointment of Independent Person pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Report of Interim Monitoring Officer.

 

***Please note this report will follow as it is currently being reviewed and finalised***

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That authority be delegated to the Interim Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Chairman of the Standards Committee, to liaise with the candidates who applied for the Independent Person vacancy in the autumn of 2021 and agree a preferred candidate to recommend to Council t be appointed  for a term expiring on the date of December Council meeting in 2025.  

 

(2)      That Mr Graham Matthews be thanked for his service and diligence as an Independent Person for Cherwell District Council