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Standards Committee - 15 October 2010

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House14th October 2010

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Friday, 15 October 2010 at 10am.

Members of the Committee:-

Independent Members: Nigel Gates (Chairman), Malcolm Sniders (Vice-Chairman). Stephanie Caplan, Haydn Illingworth and Peter Ratcliffe.

Councillors: Amrit Mediratta, Peter Wakeling and Ron Spellen.

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
7 October  2010

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 meetings held on 16 July and 27 July 2010.

10 07 16 ST mins (doc)

10 07 27 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.

NEW MEMBER

 

To welcome new Independent Member to the Committee.

6.

STANDARDS BOARD FOR ENGLAND BULLETIN

 

To note the Standards Board for England Bulletin 48.

10 10 15 ST i - (06) bulletin48 (pdf)

7.

MONITORING RETURNS

 

To receive information from the Standards Board for England concerning monitoring returns.

10 10 15 ST i - (07) monitoring returns (doc)

8.

THREE RIVERS DISTRICT COUNCIL – COMPLAINTS SUBMITTED

 

This report gives an update on the number of complaints dealt with by this Standards Committee; the actual cost of investigating a complaint as requested by the Committee at its meeting on 27 July 2010 outcome of training required in respect of a complaint.

10 10 15 ST i - (08) complaints rec from jan 09 (doc)

9.

FUTURE OF STANDARDS COMMITTEES

 

To note the attached press release from the Department of Communities and Local Government.

10 10 15 ST i - (09) future of standards cttees (doc)

10.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

10 10 15 ST i - (10) work prog (doc)

11.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.

12.

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.