Agenda

Standards and General Purposes Committee - Wednesday, 30th November, 2022 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Louise Fleming  Democratic Services and Business Support Team Manager

Note: 9re-arranged from 14 November 2022) 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

2.

Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting which took place on 3 October 2022 (to be laid on the table 30 minutes before the meeting commences).

3.

Disclosures of Interests

To receive from Members, declarations of interests in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

4.

Questions by Members of the public

The Chairman to respond to any written questions received from Members of the public in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

 

The deadline for receipt of questions is 5pm on Wednesday 23 November 2022.

5.

Questions from Members of the Council

The Chairman to respond to any written questions received from Members in accordance with Procedure Rule 11.

 

The deadline for receipt of questions is 5pm on Wednesday 23 November 2022.

 

MONITORING OFFICER MATTERS

6.

Monitoring Officer's Report regarding Misconduct Allegations pdf icon PDF 263 KB

This report is to inform the Committee about complaints received and action taken on allegations of misconduct against Waverley borough and parish councillors since July 2021.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Committee notes the cases referred to in Annexe 1, and advises the Monitoring Officer of any areas of concern about which the Committee would like further information and/or further work carried out.

 

ELECTIONS MATTERS

7.

Polling District and Polling Place Review 2022 pdf icon PDF 135 KB

As a consequence of the recent boundary review of the wards of Waverley Borough Council and the Community Governance Review of the Towns and Parishes within the Borough, it is necessary for the Council to review the polling districts and location of polling places to make sure they are in the right areas for the new boundaries.

 

The purpose of this report is to agree the outcome of the Polling District and Polling Places Review. The new polling districts and polling places will be used for elections from May 2023 onwards.

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Standards and General Purposes Committee endorses the proposed polling district and polling places and recommends that they are approved by Council.

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CONSTITUTIONAL MATTERS

8.

Changes to the Scheme of Delegation - Tree Preservation Orders pdf icon PDF 535 KB

Officers have proposed some revisions to the Scheme of Delegation, based on their experience of using the Scheme since it was last reviewed. The Standards and General Purposes Committee is asked to consider the proposed amendments and make recommendations to Council to approve the revised    Scheme of Delegation.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Standards and General Purposes Committee:

 

1.            Notes the changes made by the Monitoring Officer under his delegated authority as set out in the table at 4.2, and that those changes will be reported to Council for information; and

 

2.         endorses the proposed revision to the Scheme of Delegation as set out in the table at 4.3 and recommends that Version 7.3 of the Scheme of Delegation be approved by Council, as set out in Annexe 1

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9.

Exclusion of press and public

To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:

 

Recommendation

 

That, 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 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 the item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified at the meeting in the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.