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Contact: Catherine Phythian, Committee and Member Services Officer  email tel 01865 252402

Note: This meeting is held in person and is NOT streamed live 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest


Appointment of a Parish Council representative as a non-voting member of the Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Purpose of the report

This report details the proposal for Parish Council representation on the Standards Committee following the retirement of the previous representative.


That the Standards Committee recommends that Full Council appoints Councillor Peter Nowland of Blackbird Leys Parish Council as the co-opted, non-voting member of the Standards Committee representing the four Parish Councils in Oxford until May 2022.


Code of Conduct: summary of complaints and individual dispensations - 15 June - 31 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Purpose of report:

To advise the Committee of:

1.      the number of complaints received under the Members’ Code of Conduct which have been, or are to be, considered by the Head of Law and Governance (in her statutory capacity as the authority’s Monitoring Officer) and the Independent Persons. The report also notes the outcome, where complaints have been concluded; and

2.       the number of dispensations to an individual member, granted under Section 33 of the 2011 Localism Act, by the Monitoring Officer, following consultation with an Independent Person.



That the Standards Committee notes the content of the report.


Member training 2022 pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Purpose of the report

To update the Standards Committee on the delivery of Member training in 2021 and the arrangements for member training in 2022.


That the Standards Committee resolves to:

1.       Note the review of member training and development in 2021

2.       Endorse the proposals for member training in 2022 including:

a)              the requirement that Code of Conduct and Planning training will be compulsory for all members following the local elections in May 2022 (instead of in 2023 which is a non-election year); and

b)              the continued delivery of most member training and briefing sessions remotely over Zoom in 2022.

Additional documents:


Minutes of the previous meeting - 22 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 373 KB


Dates of future meetings

The Committee is scheduled to meet at 6.00pm on:

·       23 March 2022