Agenda

The Standards Panel - Tuesday, 28th June, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming. View directions

Contact: Louise Fleming  Democratic Services and Business Support Team Manager (Deputy Monitoring Officer)

Items
No. Item

1.

ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

To elect a Chairman for the Panel.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

To receive from Members declarations of interest in relation to any matters on the agenda for this meeting, in accordance with the Waverley Members’ Code of Conduct.

3.

PUBLICATION OF NON-EXEMPT AGENDA PAPERS TO THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

In line with paragraph 7.2 of Waverley’s Arrangements for dealing with Standards Allegations against Councillors and co-opted Members under the Localism Act 2011, to publish non-exempt meeting papers and make them available to the press and public. 

 

Panel members and other individuals invited to attend the Hearing have received the agenda papers in advance on a confidential basis. 

 

There are no exempt papers for this hearing.  A small number of redactions have been made where documentation included personal sensitive or contact information.  Where information has been redacted, this is noted in the papers.

 

Recommendation

 

That the non-exempt meeting papers be published and made available to the press and public.

4.

CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

The Chairman to make an opening statement on the procedure for the hearing.

6.

CHAIRMAN'S CONCLUDING REMARKS

7.

PANEL ADJOURNS FOR CONSIDERATION

The Panel will adjourn to consider whether the Subject Member has failed to comply with the Waverley Members’ Code of Conduct.

8.

PANEL DECISION ON WHETHER WAVERLEY MEMBERS' CODE OF CONDUCT HAS BEEN BREACHED

The Panel will reconvene and the Chairman will announce the Panel’s decision on whether the Subject member has failed to comply with the Waverley Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

If the Panel decides that the Subject member has failed to comply with the Code of Conduct, prior to adjourning to consider what action, if any, is needed, they will:

 

·         consult with the Independent Person, and

·         receive any further representations from the Subject Member.

9.

PANEL ADJOURNS TO CONSIDER FURTHER ACTIONS, IF ANY

In the event that the Panel decides that there has been a breach of the Code of Conduct, the Panel will adjourn to consider what further action, if any, is necessary.

10.

CONFIRMATION OF PANEL DECISION

The Panel will reconvene to confirm its decision and give its decision on what further action, if any, is to be taken.

11.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

If it is necessary during the hearing to consider any matter that will involve the likely disclosure of exempt information, the a Hearing Panel will be invited to consider passing the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:

 

Recommendation

 

That

a)    Pursuant to Procedure Rule 20, and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item(s on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during these items, there would be disclosure  to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I if the Act) of the description specified at the meeting in the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972; and,

b)    In all circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.