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
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 representatives.
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.