Agenda and decisions

Agenda and decisions
Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Decision:

 

There were no apologies.

 

2.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Members to declare any personal or prejudicial interests in any business identified to be considered at this meeting.

Decision:

Councillor Paul Penlington – Personal Interest – Agenda item 9

 

 

3.

URGENT MATTERS AS AGREED BY THE CHAIR

Notice of items which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972.

Decision:

No urgent matters had been raised.

4.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To receive the minutes of the Standards Committee meeting held on 06 March 2020 (copy enclosed).

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus.  The accuracy of the minutes was proposed and seconded. No formal vote was taken.  All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it and no one indicated that they wished to abstain.  It was:

 

Resolved: - that the minutes of the Standards Committee meeting held on 06 March 2020 be received and approved as a true and correct record.

 

5.

PUBLIC SERVICES OMBUDSMAN FOR WALES - CODE OF CONDUCT CASEBOOK pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To consider a report by the Monitoring Officer (copy enclosed) informing members of the most recent edition of the Ombudsman’s Code of Conduct Casebook.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken.  All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it and no one indicated that they wished to abstain.  The Committee:

 

Resolved: - subject to the above observations –

      i.        Members note the information contained within the Code of Conduct Casebook.

 

 

6.

ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS

To note the attendance by members of the Standards Committee at County, Town and Community Council and to receive their reports.

Decision:

Members discussed the difficulty in attending public meetings due to restrictions relating to Covid- 19 pandemic. It was:

 

Resolved:

      i.        If members wished to attend a City/ Town/ Community meeting, to inform the Monitoring Officer to assist in arranging the necessary arrangements.

7.

STANDARDS COMMITTEE FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider the Standards Committee Forward Work Programme (copy attached).

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken. It was: 

 

Resolved: - subject to the recommendations made during discussions on earlier agenda items, to approve the Committee’s forward work programme.

8.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Standards Committee is scheduled for 4 December 2020.

Decision:

The next date of the Standards Committee was noted.

 

9.

CODE OF CONDUCT - PART 3 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2000

To consider a confidential report by the Monitoring Officer (copy enclosed) providing an overview of complaints against members lodged with the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken.  All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it and no one indicated that they wished to abstain.  It was:

 

Resolved: that members note the contents of the report.