Standards Committee (Assessment Panel) – 18 July 2014
Venue: Function Room 1, Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Time: 10 am
1. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or Personal and Prejudicial interests, if any.
2. To take the minutes of the meeting held on 13 February 2014 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.
3. Any other items that the chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances that must be specified.
The public are likely to be excluded from the meeting for consideration of the following item on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).
4. Localism Act 2011 – Code of Conduct – To consider a complaint.
The following documents are EXEMPT
Complaint – (i)
Response from subject member
The Code of Conduct, and
PRESENT: Councillors Poole (in the chair), England and O’Sullivan.
The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
82 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS – The following members declared personal interests –
Nature of Personal Interest
Councillors England and Poole
Members of same political group (work colleague)
83 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting held on 13 February 2014, having been printed and circulated amongst the members be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.
84 EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC – Resolved – That the public be excluded from the meeting for consideration of the following item (minute 85 refers) on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).
85 (4) LOCALISM ACT 2011 – CODE OF CONDUCT – COMPLAINT – SC/14/01 BY A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC AGAINST A MEMBER OF EPWORTH TOWN COUNCIL – In accordance with the council’s adopted Arrangements, the panel considered a complaint. The panel had been provided with the complaint and the response of the subject member.
Mr J Goolden (Independent Person) had submitted his written views on the complaint, which were circulated to all members.
Resolved – (a) That no action be taken on the complaint, and (b) that the panel’s additional recommendation be included in the decision notice.