Consideration of a Complaint Made Against a Parish Councillor in respect of a Breach of the Code of Conduct for Members
To consider whether or not to
refer a complaint for investigation.
Sub-Committee determined that the complaint, if proven, would
represent a breach of the Code of Conduct and should be referred to
the Monitoring Officer for investigation.
Sub-Committee were advised that a new standards regime under the
Localism Act 2011 would come into force on 1st July
2012. The transitional arrangements put
in place by the Government do not make any provision for an
investigation of a complaint made under the Code of Conduct to
continue when the new arrangements came into force. It was established that there would be
insufficient time for an investigation into the complaint to be
undertaken and completed by 30th June 2012.
Sub-Committee considered the position to be unsatisfactory but
concluded that, because there was no provision under the
transitional arrangements for an investigation to continue after
30th June 2012, it would not be possible for the Monitoring Officer
to take any further action with regard to the complaint.
Exempt – not
for publication as item contains information relating to any
individual and also information which could identify an individual
– categories 1 and 2.