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Standards Committee - 25 March 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House25th March 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 at 10am.

Members of the Committee:-

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

Councillors: Tony Barton, Francis Durham and Paul Goggins.

Parish Councils’ representatives: Parish Councillors John Gell (Sarratt Parish Council) and Michael Morton (Abbots Langley Parish Council).

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
17 March 2009

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.  Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Committee.  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 28 January 2009 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

09 01 28 ST mins (doc)

3.

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.

4.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

5.

CHORLEYWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

 

To receive an oral report by the Clerk to Chorleywood Parish Council on Peer Mentoring.

6.

ASSESSMENT OF STANDARDS OF CONDUCT UPDATED 2009

 

In July 2006 this Committee received its first report on the assessment of standards of conduct across the District Council and 5 Parish Councils and it was agreed this would be updated and reported on an annual basis.

09 03 25 ST i - (06) assessment of standards of conduct updated 2009 (doc)

7.

STANDARDS BOARD FOR ENGLAND – BULLETIN

 

To note the Standards Board for England Bulletin 42.

09 03 25 ST i - (07) bulletin issue 42 - full version (pdf)

8.

MEMBERS’ TRAINING /SUPPORT

 

To receive and comment on the current Members’ Training/Support Plan.

09 03 25 ST i - (08) members training - support (doc)

09 03 25 ST i - (08) members training - support-app (doc)

9.

PROTOCOL ON MEMBER /OFFICER RELATIONSHIP

 

To look at and comment on the Council’s protocol on Member/Officer Relationship.

09 03 25 ST i - (09) protocol member officer relationship (doc)

10.

COUNCIL’S WEBSITE – STANDARDS COMMITTEE

 

To comment on the information included on the Council’s website concerning this Committee.

11.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

09 03 25 ST i - (11) work programme (doc)

12.

DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

 

To note the following dates:-

 

Friday 3 July 2009 at 10am

Friday 6  November 2009 at 10am

Friday 29 January 2010 at 10am

Friday 26 March 2010 at 10am

13.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.

14.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If any confidential business is approved under Item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional item(s) and a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

 

“That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under Paragraphs 1 to 7 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”


 

(Note:  If other confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional items).

1.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.