Agenda and minutes

Standards Committee - Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Room, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Andy Cottell  01273 481955

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Minutes of meeting held on 23 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 66 KB


6.1       It was RESOLVED to agree the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held on 23 April 2019 as a correct record.


Apologies for absence


7.1       Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillor Belsey


Amendment to Local Standards Framework pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Report by Assistant Chief Executive

Additional documents:


8.1       The Committee considered a report by the Assistant Chief Executive regarding proposed changes to the Local Standards Framework.


8.2       It was RESOLVED to:


1)            agree that where an Investigating Officer has completed a report in relation to an allegation of misconduct by a member, and that report concludes that there is evidence of a failure to comply with the Code of Conduct, authority is delegated to the Monitoring Officer to refer the matter for local hearing before the Standards Committee or a Hearings Sub-Committee;

2)            adopt the Hearings Procedure in relation to alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct by Members as set out in Appendix 1 to this report; and

3)            delegate authority to the Monitoring Officer to make the necessary amendments to the Constitution to give effect to the decision.