Meeting documents

Standards Committee
Monday, 13th September, 2010 5.30 pm

Committee Room 4, Civic Centre, Southend-on-Sea

Attendance Details

Part I
311 Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence.
312 Declaration of Interests
There were no declarations of interest.
313 Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday, 31st March, 2010

(1) That the Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 31st March 2010 be agreed.

(2) That a report be prepared for the next meeting on governance arrangements in terms of working in partnership with the Local Strategic Partnership (minute 1034 refers)
314 Probity in Planning - Guidance to Members and Officers - Part 5(b) of the Constitution

(1) That the Council be recommended to make 2 small additions should be made to the Guidance:-

(a) Members of Development Control Committee need to be particularly vigilant when speaking to the press about a planning application not to make comments indicating pre-determination; and

(b) Any Council Officer speaking to the press about a planning application on a Development Control Committee agenda should not strengthen the recommendation (be it approval or refusal) and should emphasise that it is the Committee that makes the decision.

(2) That Leigh-on-Sea Town Council be recommended to adopt similar Guidance and the Monitoring Officer should send the Guidance (once finalised) to the Clerk of the Town Council.
315 Standards for England Update

That the report be noted.
316 Monitoring Officer's Report

(1) That the report be noted.

(2) That the Clerk to Leigh-on-Sea Town Council be asked to confirm that all Member's Interest forms are up-to-date.

(3) That the Monitoring Officer writes to all Members on the implications of having a prejudicial interest and also on responding to correspondence.

(4) That a training session be organised for all Members (and Leigh-on-Sea Town Councillors) on Ethical issues.

(5) That a training session be organised for the Standards Committee on 8th November 2010 at 6pm for 1-2 hours covering case studies and pro-active work.
317 Date and Time of Next Meeting
The next meeting will take place on 7th March 2011 at 5.30pm

Attendance Details

Mrs J Tetley (Chairman), Cllr Mrs L P Salter (Vice-Chairman), Cllr R A H Brown, Cllr P Dolby (Member), Cllr Mrs M F Evans, Cllr S G George, Cllr Mrs G M Horrigan MBE, Cllr G E Longley, Mrs J Morgan, Cllr Mrs J Rowswell, Cllr M W Terry
In attendance:
J K Williams, J Baker and Reverend Rick Williams (Observer)


314The Committee considered a report which contained revised draft Guidance on Probity in Planning.
315The Committee considered a report on the Government's stated purpose to abolish the Standards Board regime.
316The Committee considered the Monitoring Officer's report.


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