Agenda and minutes

Standards Committee (HPBC)
Thursday, 15th November, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: The Board Room, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. View directions

Items
No. Item

19/7

To receive Disclosures of Interest on any matters before the Committee

Minutes:

There were no declarations made.

19/8

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 July  2018 be approved as a correct record.

19/9

Local Government Ombudsman Annual Letter pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the content of the Ombudsman’s Annual Letter for the period April 2017 – March 2018.  Members discussed the lessons learnt from complaints and actions that had been taken by the Council and whether more complaints were received in urban areas.  It was reported that the Council aimed to reduce response times to complainants and that a high proportion of complaints stemmed from certain services, such as social housing and planning.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the content of the Ombudsman’s Annual Letter be noted.

19/10

Standards Committee Annual Report pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report provided councillors with an overview of the issues considered by the Standards Committee during 2017/18. This included complaints monitoring, responding to consultation exercises, a review of the Council’s Ethical Framework and councillor development.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.

19/11

Annual Review of Councillor Development pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Minutes:

Councillors considered a report that provided a review of councillor development activities held over the previous 12 months.  Members of the Committee discussed training for committee chairman and how the views of chairman could be incorporated into these sessions.  It was also reported that training and development requirements were standing items on political group agendas.  It was reported that assistance with case management would be beneficial to councillors.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.

19/12

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business as there may be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items as there may be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

19/13

Complaints - Review and Monitoring Report

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report that presented information regarding standards complaints received by the Monitoring Officer since the previous Committee meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.