Apologies and substitutions.
Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Cole, Cllr Weaver (substitute Cllr Mrs Weaver) and Cllr T Birdseye (Leigh Town Council).
Declarations of interest.
The following declarations of interest were made:
Item 5: Cllr Kelly and Mr Wallace - witnesses
Minutes of the Meeting held on Monday, 25th April, 2005
The Minutes of the Meeting held on Monday, 25th April 2005 were approved as a correct record.
ODPM Consultation on Standards of Conduct in English Local Government
That the content of the ODPM Consultation Paper be noted, and the response at Appendix 2 to the report be sent to the ODPM.
Appointment of Sub-Committee of 5 Members to hold a hearing pursuant to Article 9.03(n) of the Constitution
The Committee appointed a Sub-Committee to hold a hearing, comprising the Rev R Burdett, Cllr Miss Cushion, Cllr Cole, Cllr Garne and Mrs Tetley. The hearing will take place on 8th March 2006 at 2.00pm.
Standards Board for England - DVD providing guidance on local investigations and hearings
The Committee viewed a DVD from the Standards Board for England concerning local investigations and hearings.
There was a general discussion about training for members of the Committee and for all Members. It was agreed that the Deputy Town Clerk & Monitoring Officer would circulate the current training plan for members at the next meeting.