Venue: Committee Room A - County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. View directions
Contact: Elizabeth Patterson 01597 826980
Note: or on the later rising of the Standards Committee.
To receive apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Mr C Pinney [Monitoring Officer] and Mr W Richards [Head of Democratic Services].
To authorise the Chair to sign the minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee held on 27 June, 2018 as a correct.
The Chair was authorised to sign the minutes of the meeting held on 27 June, 2018 as a correct record, subject to the list of attendees being amended to refer to Mrs C Mulholland rather than C Mulholland. It was requested that the use of titles is consistent in the minutes.
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 the Public Services Ombudsman
A1 Town and Community Councillor Referrals
7/17/TCC Ombudsman investigating
5/18/TCC Complaint received – Ombudsman discontinued investigation
6/18/TCC Ombudsman investigating
7/18/TCC Complaint received – Ombudsman not investigating but now subject to review
8/18/TCC Ombudsman deciding whether or not to investigate
9/18/TCC Ombudsman - not investigating
10/18/TCC Ombudsman deciding whether or not to investigate
11/18/TCC Ombudsman deciding whether or not to investigate
12/18/TCC Complaint received – Ombudsman not investigating
13/18/TCC Ombudsman investigating
14/18/TCC Complaint received – Ombudsman discontinued investigation in light of evidence received
15/18/TCC Complaint received – Ombudsman deciding whether or not to investigate
16/18/TCC Complaint received – Ombudsman deciding whether or not to investigate
17/18/TCC Complaint received – Ombudsman deciding whether or not to investigate
B1. Applications – Town and Community Councillors
Although an application for dispensation had been received the individual had since resigned from Talgarth Town Council.
C Ombudsman’s Casebook
The Ombudsman had published the April – June 2018 Code of Conduct Casebooks.
D Adjudication Panel for Wales Sanctions Guidance
The Committee noted the Sanctions Guidance.
E Meeting dates
The Committee noted that the Council diary would be considered at the Council meeting on 18 October, 2018 after which the Committee’s dates would be circulated.
The Deputy Monitoring Officer advised that as the Chair’s Term of Office comes to an end on 13 May, 2019 the process for agreeing the recruitment and appointment of a replacement independent member would be considered by Council at its meeting on 18 October, 2018.
The Sub-Committee thanked Liz Patterson, Scrutiny Officer for her support to the Sub-Committee.