Standards Committee - Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2019.




Declarations of Interest


Public Questions (if any)


Appointment of Vice-Chairman

To elect a Vice-Chairman.



Standards Hearings

The Standards Committee responsibility is to conduct hearings and determine sanctions should a breach of the code of conduct be found.


To update Members on the hearing held on 25 July 2019 and receive feedback from Committee Members who attended that hearing.   



Dispensation Requests

The Standards Committee role includes determination of dispensations not dealt with by the Monitoring Officer under delegated powers.


At the time of publication of the agenda none had been received.



Standards Training Programme for Members

The Standards Committee has the responsibility for ensuring that appropriate advice and training is provided to all councillors in respect of ethical governance and the Code of Conduct.


The Committee is asked to identify potential and suggest training options for the Council and parish / town councils in accordance with its duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct.



Co-opted membership of Standards Committee

The Membership of the Standards Committee currently includes eight members of which two are Parish Members nominated by the Teignbridge Association of Local Councils.  The Committee is requested to review the membership and make any recommendation to full Council.



Update on Pending Changes to Standards Legislation pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Report attached.