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Standards Committee - 16 February 2006

Meeting Room B14, Basing House16th February 2006

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Thursday, 16 February 2006 at 10.00am.

Members of the Committee:-

Independent Members: Valerie Kleanthous (Chairman), Brian Sainsbury (Vice-Chairman), Michael Baker, Barbara Fordyce and Nigel Gates.

Councillors: Tony Barton, Paul Goggins and Ron Spellen.

Parish Council's representative: Parish Councillor John Gell (Sarratt Parish Council)

Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services
2 February 2006

The Committee welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on agenda items. Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes. Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2005 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

05 10 12 ST mins (doc)

3.

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

4.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances, which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

5.

REPORT OF THE REVIEW OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT AND THE NEW ETHICAL FRAMEWORK

 

To note the contents of this Discussion Paper.

06 02 16 ST i - (05) review code of conduct and new ethical framework (doc)

6.

LOCAL INVESTIGATION AND HEARINGS - TRAINING GUIDE FROM STANDARDS BOARD FOR ENGLAND

 

To view a training DVD provided by the Standards Board for England.

7.

APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT MEMBERS TO STANDARDS COMMITTEE

   
 

To note the report to be submitted to the Council meeting on 14 February 2006.

06 02 16 ST i - (07) appoint independent members to stds cttee (doc)

8.

STANDARDS BOARD NEWSLETTERS

 

To note the contents of newsletters 26 and 27.

9.

MEDIATION TRAINING

 

To consider the provision of mediation training by the Chairman.

10.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

11.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 6 above.

12.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC