Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

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Venue: Long Room - Oxford Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Andrew Brown, Committee and Member Services Officer  email  standards@oxford.gov.uk tel 01865 252402

Note: This is an in person meeting which will not be live streamed. 

Items
No. Item

13.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Councillors Altaf-Khan and Lygo sent apologies.

14.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

15.

Code of Conduct: summary of complaints and individual dispensations - 1 November 2021 until 31 January 2022 pdf icon PDF 329 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.

 

Recommendation:

That the Standards Committee notes the content of the report.

Minutes:

The Standards Committee noted the contents of the report.

16.

Members' Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 246 KB

The Head of Law and Governance has submitted a report proposing the adoption of a new Councillors’ Code of Conduct. The proposed Code will be common to all of the local authorities in Oxfordshire and is based on the Local Government Association’s Model Councillor Code of Conduct.

Recommendation: That the Standards Committee resolves to:

1.  Recommend to Council to adopt the revised Councillors’ Code of Conduct for implementation from May 2022.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Standards Committee noted the report from the Head of Law and Governance proposing the adoption of a new Councillors’ Code of Conduct and resolved to recommend that this be adopted by Full Council.

17.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 382 KB

The Committee is recommended to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 16 November 2021.

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 16 November 2021 as a true and accurate record.

18.

Dates of future meetings

The Committee is scheduled to meet at 6.00pm on the following dates:

·         11 July 2022

·         23 November 2022

·         22 March 2023

 

 

 

Minutes:

11 July 2022

23 November 2022