The Board considered a report of the Strategic Director, Enterprise, Community and Resources, which considered the arrangements for dealing with Standards matters following the decision of the Council on 14 July 2021 that this Board would assume the work of the former Standards Committee and that its terms of reference be amended as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.
In addition, the Board also noted the future arrangements for the Hearings Panel, which considered the outcome of formal investigations into complaints that Member or Parish Councillors may have broken the Code of Conduct. The Panel was to be retained on the same basis as the arrangements approved by Council and would now sit beneath the Board, with the 3 Members appointed ad hoc and as necessary from the membership of the Board. It was suggested that training could be given to Panel Members on the day of any necessary hearing.
RESOLVED: That Members approve the arrangements as set out in the report for dealing with Standards matters following the decision of Council on 14 July 2021 that this Board assume the responsibilities of the former Standards Committee.