Standards Committee & General Purposes 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.
does this by
overseeing the Code of
Conduct for Councillors and co-opted
members. This is a set of rules to guide the behaviour and decisions of Councillors.
promoting good ethical
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.
Standards & General Purposes Committee consists of 9 Waverley
councillors, appointed by Council in
accordance with political proportionality regulations, and two
co-opted, non-voting Town/Parish Council
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.