Agenda

Standards Committee Assessment Panel - Thursday, 11 November 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: Goddard Room, Counicl Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1XB

Contact: Gary Lelliott  Email: g.lelliott@spelthorne.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Disclosures of Interest

To receive any disclosures of interest from councillors in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct for members.

2.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Panel is asked to consider excluding the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 2 (Information likely to reveal the identity of an individual) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

In making its decision, the Panel is asked to confirm that having regard to all circumstances, it is satisfied that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

In this case the proper administration of the complaints procedure in the public interest is that consideration of complaints should not be made public at an early stage, when the complaints may or may not be proved and may or may not be investigated.

Procedural documents pdf icon PDF 116 KB

The following procedural documents are attached for all the matters before this Assessment Panel:

·         Members Code of Conduct

·         Arrangements for dealing with complaints

·         Assessment Hearing Procedures

·         Assessment Criteria

 

Additional documents:

3.

Exempt Complaint Assessment Report against Councillor K

The report of the Deputy Monitoring Officer sets out an allegation made by way of a complaint against a Borough Councillor concerning a potential breach of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

The Assessment Panel is asked to make a determination in respect of whether or not any action should be taken.