Meeting documents

Standards Committee
Wednesday, 5th December, 2007 6.30 pm

Civic Suite, Civic Centre, Southend-on-Sea

Attendance Details

Part I
803 Apologies and substitutions.
Apologies for absence were received from Leigh-on-Sea Town Councillor Mrs J Rowswell.
804 Declarations of interest.
The following declarations of interest were made:-

(a) Councillor Terry - Item 7 (prejudicial);

(b) Councillor Kelly - Item 7 - Knows individual mentioned in report (personal)
805 Minutes of the Meeting held on Monday, 18th June, 2007

That the minutes of the meeting held on Monday, 18th June 2007 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.
806 Implementation of the New Members'Code of Conduct and Training Issues

That the report be noted.
807 Standards Board for England - DVD 'The Code Uncovered'
The Committee viewed the DVD and discussed the issues raised.
808 Exclusion of the Public.

That, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the items of business set out below, on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
Part II(Confidential)
809 Local Investigation Issues
  • (Attachment: 3)Report of Corporate Director Support Services

That the report be noted.

Attendance Details

Rev S Burdett (Chairman), Cllr R A H Brown, Cllr Mrs M F Evans, Mrs V Farrell, Cllr D F Garne, Cllr B T Kelly, Cllr A J Moring, Cllr M W Terry, Mrs J Tetley
In attendance:
Councillor Assenheim
J K Williams


806The Committee considered a report of the Corporate Director Support Services which provided an update on the implementation of the new Members' Code of Conduct and training thereon.

The Committee asked for the Standards Board's Case Review 2007 to be circulated in hard copy to all Members.

In connection with the new procedures to be introduced in 2008, which will involve the Committee making initial assessments of misconduct allegations; the Committee noted that the issues of independence and joint working would need careful consideration.
809The Committee considered a report of the Corporate Director Support Services.


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