Agenda

Standards Committee
Monday, 18th November, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 September 2019.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and Officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  (Questions must be submitted no later than prior to the commencement of the meeting on the card provided.  These are available at the meeting. You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions)

5.

Applications for General Dispensations pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To consider a report of the Monitoring Officer

 

The report advises the Committee of applications for dispensations from requirements relating to the declarations of interests set out in the Code of Conduct which have been received from Councillors who are Members of Stockport’s Mayoral Development Corporation.

 

The Committee is requested to consider the applications and determine whether the dispensations should be granted.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

6.

Update on the Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To consider a report of the Monitoring Officer

 

The report updates the Committee following the meeting on 2 September 2019 regarding the action taken on the following resolutions that were made relating to the Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life dated January 2019.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report and recommend that the ACA definition of Bullying and Harassment be incorporated into the Councillors’ Code of Conduct.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

7.

Complaints about Councillors' Conduct during 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider a report of the Monitoring Officer

 

The report updates the Committee on complaints received about the conduct of Members during the 2018/19 Municipal Year.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk