Agenda and minutes

Standards Committee - Tuesday, 15th September, 2015 7.00 pm

Venue: Austen Room, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent

Contact: Emily Kennedy 

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Parish Councillor Way.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting of Standards Committee held on 1 July 2015, copy attached.


It was proposed by Councillor Johnston and seconded by Councillor Buckley and AGREED that the minutes of the meeting of 1 July 2015 were a correct record and be signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Constitutional Review pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Report and annexes to follow.

Additional documents:


Tim Howes, Monitoring Officer outlined his report on the review of the Constitution and Member/Officer Protocol.


The Chairman advised Members of the membership of the Constitutional Review Working Party.  He reported that the substance of the Constitution had not been changed but work had been done to tidy and change the flow of the document to make it easier to use.


Councillor Collins spoke under Council Procedure rule 24.1.


Members proposed changes to the Constitution and Member/Officer Protocol.


Councillor Johnston proposed, Councillor Buckley seconded and Members AGREED:


“To recommend the revised parts of the Council’s Constitution to Council subject to the agreed amendments”.


Local Government Ombudsman Annual Review pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee noted the Local Government Ombudsman Annual Review.


Standards Complaint Statistics pdf icon PDF 75 KB


The Committee noted the Standards Complaints statistics.