Agenda and minutes

Standards Committee - Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent

Contact: Emily Kennedy - (01843) 577046 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillor Braidwood and Councillor L Fairbrass for whom Councillor Crow-Brown was present.



Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting of Standards Committee held on 7 March 2018, copy attached.


Councillor Johnston proposed, Councillor Tomlinson seconded and Members agreed the minutes were a correct record of the meeting held on 7 March 2018.



Changes to the constitution as a result of the variation of Overview and Scrutiny arrangements pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Additional documents:


Tim Howes, Director of Corporate Governance and Monitoring Officer outlined the report.


Members raised the following points:


-The section of the Constitution outlined Members’ allowances had not been altered.  Members were advised that Members’ allowances were subject to a separate process through the East Kent Joint Independent Renumeration Panel (EKJIRP).

-Discussion at the Constitutional Review Working Party had resolved Members concerns about the call-in function.


It was proposed by Councillor Johnston, seconded by Councillor Tomlinson and AGREED:


“To recommend the changes to the Constitution to the Full Council.”


Standards Complaint Statistics pdf icon PDF 51 KB


The Committee noted the Standards Complaint Statistics report.