Committee details

Standards Committee

Purpose of committee

Terms of Reference


The Standards Committee will have the following roles and functions:


1.        promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by Members and Co-Opted Members of the authority;


2.        advising and assisting Town and Parish Councils and Councillors to maintain high standards of conduct and to make recommendation to Town and Parish Councils on improving standards or actions following a finding of a failure by a Town or Parish Councillor to comply with the Code of Conduct;


3.                     to progress complaints on behalf of Town and Parish Councils;


4.                     advising the Council on the adoption or revision of the Members’ Code of Conduct;


5.                     to receive referrals from the Monitoring Officer into allegations of misconduct in accordance with the authority assessment criteria;


6.                     receiving reports from the Monitoring Officer and assessing  the operation and effectiveness of the Members’ Code of Conduct;


7.                     arranging to train Members and Co-Opted Members on matters relating to the Members’ Code of Conduct;


8.                     assisting Councillors and co-opted Members to observe the Members’ Code of Conduct;


9.                     hearing and determining complaints about Members and Co-Opted Members referred to it by the Monitoring Officer;


10.               advising the Council upon the contents of and requirements for codes/protocols/other procedures relating to standards of conduct throughout the Council;


11.               maintaining oversight of the Council’s arrangements for dealing with complaints;


12.               informing Council and the Chief Executive of relevant issues arising from the determination of Code of Conduct complaints;


13.      appointment of Sub-Committee.


Contact information

Support officer: Katie Mogan. Tel: (07762) 892098 Email: