Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

11.

Appointment of Substitutes

Minutes:

None.

12.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

None.

13.

Public Participation

Up to a total of fifteen minutes can be allowed, each speaker being allocated a maximum of five minutes, for members of the public to present a petition, ask a question, or comment on any matter on the Agenda or within the remit of the Committee.

Minutes:

None.

14.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Of the meeting held on 5th September 2018 to be approved and signed.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 5th September 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

15.

Complaints Made Under the Members' Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 79 KB

That the Committee note the contents of the report.

Minutes:

The Committee were advised by the Chairman that two complaints had been received since the publication of the agenda. In accordance with the Complaints Procedure these would be initially considered by the Interim Monitoring Officer and an Independent Person. 

 

RESOLVED: That the Committee note the report.

16.

Registers of Members' and Officers' Gifts and Hospitality and Register of Interests

To review the registers of Members’ and Officers’ gifts and hospitality and register of interests. The registers will be available for inspection from 6.30p.m. onwards, so that Members can have the opportunity to review them either before or at the meeting.

Minutes:

The Committee were given the opportunity to review the registers of Members’ and Officers’ gifts and hospitality and register of interests.

17.

Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chairman is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.

Minutes:

None.

18.

Item Involving the Disclosure of Exempt Information

The Committee is invited to pass the following resolution:-

 

That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of information as defined in Schedule 12A of the said Act.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of information as defined in Schedule 12A of the said Act.

19.

Reports of the Local Government Ombudsman

To advise the Committee of an upheld complaint by the Local Government Ombudsman.

Minutes:

The Committee were advised of an upheld complaint by the Local Government Ombudsman.  The Interim Monitoring Officer advised that the final decision statement had not yet been published by the Ombudsman on their website. The Ombudsman had therefore requested that the report be considered by the Committee in private.

 

The Interim Monitoring Officer explained that the Ombudsman found that whilst there had been maladministration, no injustice occurred as a result.

 

The Committee noted the content of the report and the Ombudsman’s final decision statement.