The Standards Committee* is responsible for promoting and maintaining high
standards of conduct by Waverley Borough, Town and Parish
Councillors, and overseeing the
Council’s Constitution and Scheme of Delegation.
It does this by
overseeing the Council's
Code of Conduct
for Councillors and co-opted members. This is a set of rules to
guide the behaviour and decisions of
promoting good ethical
investigating complaints made about Borough, Town and
Parish Councillors that they may not have acted in accordance with
the Code of Conduct.
periodically reviewing the
Constitution and Scheme of Delegation, and making recommendations
for amendments to the Executive and Council.
Membership of the Panel
The Standards Committee consists of 9 Waverley
Councillors, appointed by Council in
accordance with political proportionality regulations, and two
co-opted, non-voting Town/Parish Council
In the event of a hearing being required into the
investigation of an alleged breach of the Code of Conduct against a
Borough, Town or Parish Councillor, a
Panel of three members of the Committee will be selected. A Panel
selected to consider an alleged breach of the Code by a Town or
Parish Councillor will include one of
the two co-opted Town/Parish representatives.
*The Standards Committee was re-designated from
the Standards Panel by Council on 17 July 2018, following a review
of its remit.