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Contact: Committee Services  Email: committee.services@tmbc.gov.uk

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PART 1 - PUBLIC

ST 19/1

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

ST 19/2

Training on Code of Conduct

Induction Training on Code of Conduct / Standards Regime

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation from the Director of Central Services and Deputy Chief Executive, introducing the work of the Joint Standards Committee for the particular benefit of new Borough Members and Parish/Town Council representatives.  An outline was given of the standards regime, the requirements of the Code of Conduct and, in particular, the rules governing Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests.  Details were discussed of arrangements for the investigation of allegations in Tonbridge and Malling, the role of the Joint Standards Committee and operation of the Hearings Panel.  The Director of Central Services answered a number of questions raised at the meeting.

ST 19/3

Minutes pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 5 March 2018

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Joint Standards Committee held on 5 March 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman. 

Matters submitted for Information

ST 19/4

Committee on Standards in Public Life - Review of Local Government Ethical Standards pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Update on the findings of the report of the Committee on Standards in Public life following its review of local government standards

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Monitoring Officer provided an update on the findings in the report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life following its review of local government standards undertaken during 2018. 

 

RESOLVED:  That the report be received and noted. 

ST 19/5

Update - Code of Conduct Complaints 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Update on complaints made to the Monitoring Officer that a Member may have failed to comply with his/her authority’s Code of Conduct

Minutes:

The report of the Monitoring Officer provided an update on complaints received since March 2018. 

 

RESOLVED:  That the report be received and noted. 

Matters for consideration in Private

ST 19/6

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.

Minutes:

There were no items considered in private.