Venue: Committee Room A - County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. View directions
Contact: Elizabeth Patterson 01597 826980
To receive apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from County Councillor G Williams and Co-opted Member C Evans. County Councillor K Roberts-Jones was nominated to act as County Councillor representative in the absence of County Councillor Williams.
Election of Vice-Chair
To elect a Vice-Chair of the Standards Community Sub-Committee.
Resolved that Independent Member C Jackson be appointed as Vice-Chair of the Standards Community-Sub Committee.
To authorise the Chair to sign the minutes of the previous meeting(s) of the Committee held on the following date(s) as a correct / correct records.
The Chair was authorised to sign the minutes of the meeting held on the 26th November 2015 as a correct record.
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest from Members relating to items to be considered on the agenda.
No declarations of interest were received.
To receive the report of the Solicitor to the Council.
The Committee received the report of the solicitor to the Council. (Copy filed with signed minutes).
A Referral of Councillors to Public Services Ombudsman
A1. Town and Community Councillor Referrals
The following matters have been referred to the Ombudsman:
07/15/TCC Ombudsman investigating
08/15/TCC not investigating
09/TCC/15 Ombudsman investigating
10/TCC/15 not investigating
11/TCC/15 Ombudsman investigating
12/TCC/15 not investigating
13/TCC/15 not investigating
1/16/TCC not investigating
2/16/TCC not investigating
3/16/TCC not investigating
B1. Applications - Town and Community Councillors
An application for dispensation had been received from Councillor M. Lloyd, Rhayader Town Council. Cllr Lloyd had been invited to attend the meeting but had a prior engagement. The Committee noted that Cllr Lloyd had apparently not received the email invitation due to problems with his computer but also that he had not been given sufficient opportunity to attend in person.
The Committee felt unable to consider the application without the presence of the applicant to provide further information. The Committee wished to give the applicant a further opportunity to submit his application in person to the next meeting of the Standards Committee in June.
C. Meeting Dates.
C1. To note dates of future meetings as follows:
Wednesday 24th February 2016
Wednesday 29th June 2016
Wednesday 5th October 2016
All meetings to commence at 10.00am with the option of training available afterwards.