Council has agreed
that the arrangements for determining breaches of the code of
conduct for members will include, where the matter cannot be
resolved by the monitoring officer, the consideration of the
complaint by this panel.
The function of the
panel is to consider submissions made either in person or in
writing by the complainant, the subject member and the monitoring
officer and produce a report for consideration by audit and
governance committee or parish council as appropriate.
The standards panel
will consist of an independent person (who will chair the panel); a
Herefordshire councillor appointed by the audit and governance
committee and a parish councillor nominated by Herefordshire
Association of Local Councils.
Where an independent person is not
available, a second member from the audit and governance committee