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Note: or on the later rising of the Standards Committee
To receive apologies for absence.
No apologies for absence were received.
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 4th October 2017 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 current position regarding existing matters with the Ombudsman was as follows:
6/17/TCC Ombudsman decided not to investigate
7/17/TCC Ombudsman investigating
8/17/TCC Ombudsman investigating
9/17/TCC Ombudsman decided not to investigate
10/17/TCC Ombudsman decided not to investigate
11/17/TCC Ombudsman decided not to investigate
12/17/TCC Ombudsman decided not to investigate
13/17/TCC Ombudsman decided not to investigate
14/17/TCC Ombudsman deciding whether to investigate or not
15/17/TCC Ombudsman decided not to investigate
16/17/TCC Ombudsman decided not to investigate
01/18/TCC Ombudsman decided not to investigate
B1. Applications - Town and Community Councillors
No applications for dispensations from Town and Community Councillors had been received.
C Ombudsman’s Casebook
The Ombudsman had published Code of Conduct Casebooks for the following period:
· July – September 2017
A copy of this Casebook was attached to the report of the Solicitor to the Council.
D Annual Report from Adjudication Panel for Wales
The Adjudication Panel for Wales (APW) had published its Combined Annual Report for 2014/15 and 2015/16 which can be accessed from the Adjudication Panel for Wales website.
F. Meeting Dates.
The Committee noted the dates of future meetings as follows:
Wednesday 27th June 2018
Friday 14th September 2018 – Standards Conference Aberystwyth University
Wednesday 3rd October 2018