Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Parish Councillor David Elliott to the meeting.

2.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURE

The Chair will draw attention to the emergency evacuation procedure as set out on the Agenda.

Minutes:

The Chair invited the Clerk to announce the emergency evacuation procedure.

3.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTION

Minutes:

No apologies had been submitted.

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

At this point in the meeting declarations of interest are received from Members in any of the agenda items under consideration at the meeting. Members are asked to indicate:

(a) The agenda item number in which they have an interest to declare.

(b) The nature of their interest.

(c) Whether their interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an other interest,  (as defined in Part 2, A and B of the Code of Conduct and Rules for Registration of Interests)

Any Member who needs to clarify any matters relating to the declaration of interests is recommended to seek advice from the Council’s Monitoring Officeror a member of his staff before the meeting to expedite dealing with the item during the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

5.

TO ANNOUNCE ANY URGENT BUSINESS AGREED BY THE CHAIR

The Chair will announce any items of urgent business accepted since the agenda was prepared under the Access to Information provisions.

Minutes:


There were no items of urgent business.

6.

ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC - TO RECEIVE DEPUTATIONS, STATEMENTS, PETITIONS OR QUESTIONS (COMPLAINTS MUST GO THROUGH THE STANDARDS COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE)

Minutes:

There were no items from the public.

7.

ITEMS FROM COUNCILLORS AND CO-OPTED AND ADDED MEMBERS RELATING TO THE GENERAL BUSINESS OF THE COMMITTEE

Minutes:

There were no items from Councillors.

8.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF 8TH MARCH 2018

To be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

Minutes:

The minutes of 8th March 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

9.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Minutes:

The Committee RESOLVED that having been satisfied that the public interest would be better served by not disclosing relevant information, in accordance with the provisions of Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business and the reporting of the meeting be prevented under Section 100A(5A) because of the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, as amended.

10.

LOCAL HEARING ON INVESTIGATION INTO COMPLAINT 1.18a and b HINTON BLEWETT PARISH COUNCIL pdf icon PDF 67 KB

The Committee will consider the report of the Investigating Officer and is asked to agree the facts of the complaint, decide whether there has been any breach of the Code and make any recommendations arising from their conclusions.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following careful consideration of all the facts in the Investigating Officer’s report, and the representations from parties made at the meeting, the Committee

 

RESOLVED as set out below.

 

They concluded that Parish Councillor Elliott did have a personal interest, in view of the nature of the application, which was not disclosed.  His failure to declare this interest did constitute a breach of the Code of Conduct.  They made the following recommendations;

 

1.  That Parish Councillor Elliott apologise for his breach of the Code to the next full meeting of the Parish Council;

 

2.  That the Parish Council as a whole are strongly recommended to undertake training on the Code of Conduct, especially on disclosures of interest, by the end of 2018; and

 

3.  That the Parish Council review its Standing Orders and Code of Conduct to ensure they are clear and consistent.

 

The Committee suggested that the Parish Council approach ALCA for help with the training.