Tuesday, 11 September 2018

This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet at 2 pm.

Icon for pdf Approved Standards Committee Minutes 11.09.18 [39.13KB]

AGENDA

1          CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mobile phones should be switched to silent. 
The Chairman will explain the evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency.

2          APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3          DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 

4          PUBLIC PARTICIPATION  
For items on the agenda
For items not on the agenda 

5          PREVIOUS MINUTES
To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 13 March 2018.
Icon for pdf Item 05 Standards Committee Minutes 13.03.18 [173.7KB]

6          DISCLOSURES AND BARRING SERVICE (DBS)
This report updates members on a recent decision taken by Somerset County Council regarding DBS checks for elected members and asks the Standards Committee to consider the need for similar approach at Mendip District Council.
Icon for pdf Item 06 Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS) [108.84KB]

7          R (HARVEY) V LEDBURY TOWN COUNCIL
To provide an update to the Standards Committee on a recent High Court decision which sets out how a council should handle a complaint against a councillor.
Icon for pdf Item 07 R (Harvey) v Ledbury Town Council [92.48KB]

8          PROBITY IN PLANNING
Members have requested some guidance in respect of probity in planning decisions and the role of elected members acting as planning agents.
Icon for pdf Item 08 Probity in Planning [154.97KB]

9          UPDATES TO THE CONSTITUTION
The report sets out amendments to specific elements of the Council's Constitution which have been made with delegated powers by the Monitoring Officer since the Constitution was last approved by full Council.
Icon for pdf Item 09 Updates to the Constitution [168.57KB]

10        UPDATE ON DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
A verbal update will be given setting out the current situation and number of non-returns from District and Parish Councillors. 

11        URGENT BUSINESS