Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

34.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.

35.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURE

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

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Officer read out the emergency evacuation procedure.

36.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTION

Minutes:

Apologies  were received from Parish Representatives – Tony Crouch and Veronica Packham and BANES Councillors – Geoff Ward and Nigel Roberts.

 

Dr Axel Palmer had written to the Chair informing her of his resignation as a Parish Councillor.  Therefore he could no longer be a Parish Representative on Standards Committee. The Committee wished to note their thanks for his time and effort spent on this Committee.

37.

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 none.

38.

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 was none.

39.

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

Minutes:

There were none.

40.

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

Minutes:

There were none.

41.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF 30TH MARCH 2017 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting on 30th March 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and be signed by the Chair(person).

42.

ANNUAL REPORT 2016 - 2017 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer presented this report and updated the figures in the tables in section 6.  The updated figures would be circulated to members and included in the final version.

 

It was also noted that an older version of the workplan was included in the report which did not reflect the future dates of meetings as there had been some changes.  The current version of the workplan would be included with the report.

 

RESOLVED

 

1)  to note the Annual Report 2016-2017 including the amendments; and

 

2)  to grant delegated authority to the Head of Legal and Democratic Services in consultation with the Chair of the Standards Committee to finalise the report, including the addition of a Chair’s Foreword and taking into account any comments received pursuant to recommendation 1 in the report, prior to its submission to the Council meeting.

43.

REPORT ON THE ASSESSMENT OF COMPLAINTS pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer presented this report and informed the Committee that one complaint had been received after the report.

 

RESOLVED that the report on the assessment of complaints be noted.

44.

WORKPLAN FOR THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Workplan be noted.

45.

DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS

This report will follow.

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer presented the report and explained the issue, that a member with a discloseable pecuniary interest would have the same rights as a member of the public and could address the committee at the start of the meeting.

 

All members of Standards Committee agreed to this amendment.

 

RESOLVED that the Member Planning Code of Conduct should be amended to allow councillors with disclosable pecuniary interests to have the same right to speak as members of the public.