Agenda and minutes

Standards Committee - Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent

Contact: Emily Kennedy 

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J. Fairbrass and Councillor Dexter.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting of Standards Committee held on 21 January 2016, copy attached.


It was proposed by Councillor Buckley, seconded by Councillor Johnston and AGREED that the minutes of the meeting of 21 January 2016 were a correct record and be signed by the Chairman.



Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



Chairman's Annual Report pdf icon PDF 237 KB


The Independent Chairman outlined his report.


The Chairman invited Committee Members’ questions.


It was suggested by Members that the contribution of Standards Committee to the recent Constitutional Review should be recognised.  It was also suggested that the training programme for 2016-17 should include further sessions on social media as this had been highlighted as an area in which Members would benefit from further training.


Councillor Tomlinson proposed, Councillor Johnston seconded and Members AGREED:


“To recommend the Chairman’s Annual Report be presented to Full Council”.



Standards Complaint Statistics pdf icon PDF 108 KB


The Committee noted the Standards Complaint Statistics report.