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Standards Committee - 28 January 2009

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House28th January 2009

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Wednesday, 28 January 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
20 January 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.  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 November 2008 (copy enclosed for Members of the Committee).

08 11 28 ST mins (doc)

08 11 28 ST mins-app (code of conduct) (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.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

 

To look at and comment on the Council’s complaints procedure. The Customer Services Manager will be in attendance to explain the procedure.

09 01 28 ST i - (05) complaints procedure (pdf)

6.

PROTOCOL ON MEMBER /OFFICER RELATIONS

 

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

09 01 28 ST i - (06) protocol member officer relationship (doc)

7.

STANDARDS BOARD FOR ENGLAND – BULLETIN

 

To note the  Standards  Board for England  Bulletin 41.

09 01 28 ST i - (07) bulletin (pdf)

8

REGISTER OF MEMBERS INTERESTS

 

To consider publishing the Members’ Register of Interests on the Council’s Website. The Monitoring Officer to report at the meeting.

9.

FUTURE WORK PROGRAMME

 

To review the Committee’s work programme.

09 01 28 ST i - (09) work programme (doc)

10.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.

11.

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.