Venue: Committee Room A - County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. View directions
Contact: Carol Johnson 01597 826206
To receive apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Mrs C Jackson.
To authorise the Chair to sign the minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee held on 5 June, 2019 as a correct record.
The Chair was authorised to sign the minutes of the meeting held on 5 June, 2019 as a correct record.
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest from Members relating to items to be considered on the agenda.
There were no declarations of interest.
To receive the report of the Solicitor to the Council.
The Committee received the report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services (copy filed with signed minutes).
A Referral of Councillors to Public Services Ombudsman
A1. Town and Community Councillor Referrals
The current position regarding matters with the Ombudsman is detailed below:
7/17/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
10/18/TCC Ombudsman deciding whether or not to investigate
11/18/TCC Ombudsman deciding whether or not to investigate
13/18/TCC Ombudsman investigating
15/18/TCC Ombudsman deciding whether or not to investigate
16/18/TCC Ombudsman deciding whether or not to investigate
17/18/TCC Concluded no action
02/19/TCC Ombudsman deciding whether or not to investigate
03/19/TCC Not investigating
04/19/TCC Not investigating
B1. Applications - Town and Community Councillors
No applications for dispensation have been received from Town or Community Councillors.
C. Ombudsman’s Casebook
The Ombudsman had published Code of Conduct Casebook for the period October – December 2018.
D. Training of community councillors
The Committee noted the Head of Democratic Services’ response. However, the Member who had raised the issue commented that, she was not asking the Council to provide training. It was suggested that discussions could take place with One Voice Wales [OVW] to discuss issues regarding code of conduct complaints and how the training provided by OVW relates to the type of complaints received by the Ombudsman.
E. Meeting Dates
The following Committee dates were noted:
Wednesday 12 February 2020
Wednesday 10 June 2020
Wednesday 7 October 2020 [rather than September as indicated in the officer’s report].