Meeting documents

Standards Committee
Monday, 20th February, 2006 6.00 pm

Civic Suite, Civic Centre, Southend-on-Sea

Attendance Details

Part I
1197 Apologies and substitutions.
Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Cole, Cllr Weaver (substitute Cllr Mrs Weaver) and Cllr T Birdseye (Leigh Town Council).
1198 Declarations of interest.
The following declarations of interest were made:

Item 5: Cllr Kelly and Mr Wallace - witnesses
1199 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.
1200 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.
1201 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.
1202 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.
1203 Training Issues
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.
6.00pm / 7.35pm

Attendance Details

Rev S Burdett (Chairman)
Cllr Miss Cushion, Cllr Foster, Cllr Garne, Cllr Kelly, Cllr Mrs Weaver, Mrs Farrell, Mrs Tetley
In attendance:
J K Williams, A S Wallace


1200The Committee considered a report from the Deputy Town Clerk & Monitoring Officer concerning a Consultation Paper from the Office for the Deputy Prime Minister setting out the Government's current views on the future of the conduct regime for Local Government in England.


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