Agenda

Standards Committee
Thursday, 18th February, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: David Clee  0161 474 3137

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2020.

 

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2.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

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3.

Urgent Decisions

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

 

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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) You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions).

 

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5.

LGA New Model Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service and Monitoring Officer.

 

The report updates Members on the New Model Councillor Code of Conduct issued by the Local Government Association (LGA) on 23 December 2020, with a headline statement that ‘This code has been designed to protect our democratic role, encourage good conduct and safeguard the public’s trust in Local Government.’

 

The Standards Committee is requested to:-

 

(i)           Consider the recently issued LGA Model Councillor Code of Conduct in the context of the Council’s response to the Consultation;

 

(ii)          Agree that the Model Code of Conduct be put to the Constitution Working Party for consideration, then through the Council’s Governance Process to consider and agree whether it ought to be adopted as the Council’s New Code of Conduct at the Annual Council Meeting on 25 May 2021;

 

(iii)        Recommend that the Monitoring Officer provide training to all Councillors (not just newly elected Councillors) on this New Code of Conduct, in the event it is adopted by the Council, as soon as possible after the Annual Council Meeting on 25 May 2021.

 

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

 

 

 

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