Tuesday, 13 March 2018

This meeting will be held in the Committee Room, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet at 3 pm.

APPROVED MINUTES
Icon for pdf Approved Standards Committee Minutes 13.03.18 [155.92KB]

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
a) For items on the agenda
b) For items not on the agenda

5          PREVIOUS MINUTES
To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 29 June 2017.
Icon for pdf Item 05 Draft Standards Committee Minutes 29.06.17 [168.28KB]

6          REVIEW OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ETHICAL STANDARDS
A review into how local government supports ethical standards has been commenced by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (the Committee).  The Committee has called for evidence on how effective Councils' standards arrangements are in light of changes over the past 10 years. 
Icon for pdf Item 06 Review of Local Government Ethical Standards [214.77KB]

7          INDEPENDENT PERSON
To authorise proposals for the recruitment of an Independent Person, following the retirement in May 2018 of Mr Mike Hillman.
Icon for pdf Item 07 Independent Person [117.37KB]

8          URGENT BUSINESS

EXEMPT AND CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS

9          EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
The Standards Committee is asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during item 10 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972) of the following description is likely to be disclosed:

Category 1 - Information relating to any individual

Category 2 - Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual

10        REGISTER OF COMPLAINTS RECEIVED