Agenda and draft minutes

Standards
Thursday, 17th September, 2015 7.30 pm

Venue: DBC Bulbourne Room - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Kayley Johnston - ext:2226 

Items
No. Item

7.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2015 (attached at Appendix A).

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2015 were confirmed by the Members present and were then signed by the Chairman.

 

8.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies received.

 

9.

Training for Members of the Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The training session was introduced by Steven Baker.  It was based around a completely fictitious complaint made by an officer against a member of Dacorum Borough Council.  Members were asked to consider how they would approach conducting a hearing into the complaint.  Mr Baker introduced several discussion points as the hearing progressed and members were invited to give their views on a number of procedural aspects.

 

Members were asked, in consultation with the Independent Person, to arrive at a decision as to whether or not the Councillor involved had failed to follow the Code of Conduct and, if so, the reasons for their decision and what action, if any, should be taken against the Councillor.

 

The Corporate Objective of the session was as follows:

 

The promotion and maintenance of high standards of conduct by Members of the Council will assist the Council in achieving its priorities of performance excellence and enhancing its reputation and accountability.

 

Action:  None

 

Outcome: Report was noted.

 

10.

Date of next Meeting

Thursday 10 December 2015

Minutes:

The committee agreed that the next meeting will take place on Thursday 10 December 2015

 

11.

Exclusion of the Public

To consider passing a resolution in the following terms:

 

That, under s.100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12A Part 1 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 the public be excluded during the item in Part II of the Agenda for this meeting, because it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, that if members of the public were present during that item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information relating to:

 

Minutes:

None

12.

Appendix A - Minutes of the Meeting held on 11 June 2015 pdf icon PDF 77 KB