sub-committee of the Governance and Audit Committee)
1. To promote and maintain high
standards of conduct by Councillors and co-opted
2. To assist Councillors and
co-opted members to observe the Members’ Code of
3. To advise the Council on the
adoption or revision of the Members’ Code of
4. To monitor the operation of
the Members’ Code of Conduct.
5. To advise, train or arrange to
train Councillors and co-opted members on matters relating to the
Members’ Code of Conduct.
6. To grant dispensations to
Councillors and co-opted members from requirements relating to
interests set out in the Members’ Code of Conduct.
7. To exercise such other
functions as the Council considers appropriate.
8. To exercise of 1 to 7 above in
relation to the town/parish councils and their members in the
9. To grant and supervise
exemptions from political restriction of posts.
committee shall comprise six elected District Councillors and up to
three non-voting parish representatives.
normal period of office of the parish members shall be four years
and all such members shall retire along with elected
Non continued compliance with the
criteria for selection as an independent/parish member of the
committee and the disqualifications for appointment as summarised
in Sections 80 and 81 of the Local Government Act 1972 (with the
exception of the requirement to attend meetings in a six month
period) shall apply to the parish members.
Quorum - A meeting of the Standards Sub-Committee
shall not be quorate unless at least three elected Members (and one
parish representative when the case in question concerns a Parish
Councillor) of that Sub-Committee are present for its
This Sub-Committee, by formal resolution of full
Council at its annual meeting, is not politically
Any Member wishing to serve or
substitute on this Sub-Committee must have undertaken such training
as deemed appropriate by the Monitoring Officer, and as a minimum,
within the previous two years of the date of the