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The Council has established a Standards Committee in accordance with Section 53 of the Local Government Act 2000.  The Committee comprises of two Councillors, two independent members and two town/parish Councillors.

 

The role and function of the Standards Committee is to:

 

-          Promote and maintain high standards of conduct by the Councillors and co-opted members of the Council.

 

-          Assist Councillors and where appropriate co-opted members to observe the Councillors’ Code of Conduct.

 

-          Advise the Council on the adoption or revision of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct.

 

-          Monitor the operation of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct.

 

-          Advise, train or arrange to train the Councillors and co-opted members of the Council on matters relating to the Councillors’ Code of Conduct.

 

-          Exercise the above functions in relation to parish councils for which it is the responsible authority, and the members of those councils.

 

-          Grant dispensations to Councillors, co-opted members and church and parent governor representatives from requirements relating to interests set out in the Councillors' Code of Conduct.

 

-          Consider complaints referred to it by the Standards Board for England under the provisions of the Local Authority (Code of Conduct) (Local Determinations) Regulations 2003.

 

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