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Standards Committee

This page lists the meetings for Standards Committee.

The Standards Committee is made up of 9 councillors and two independent non-voting members who sit as the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee.



The Committee meets three times a year to undertake the following matters on behalf of the Council:


·         to keep an overview on the arrangements for dealing with complaints under the code of conduct, making alterations and publishing them where it considers necessary;


·         to devise such further protocols and procedures as are necessary for the efficient management of complaints which have to be considered by a hearings panel;

·         to consult with the Independent Person on any matters which have broad implications for the promotion of high standards by the Council;

·         to make recommendations to Council on standing orders for the registration and declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and other interests; and,

·         to make recommendations to Council on any revisions to the Members’ Code of Conduct and the registration of interests.

·         to promote, manage and agree a programme of member development.


Prior to 27 May 2021 the Standards Committee was known as the Members Code of Conduct Committee. The details of this Committee can be found here.