Issue - meetings

Complaints received under the Members' Code of Conduct

Meeting: 15/03/2021 - Audit, Governance and Standards Committee (Item 180)

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The Senior Lawyer (Corporate Governance) introduced the report which covered the period 1 September 2020 to 1 March 2021. Since the last update had been provided to the Committee, three existing Parish Council (PC) complaints had been concluded; two through informal resolution and one was rejected.


A further four PC complaints had been received; three were rejected and one was not taken further due to a lack of engagement from the complainant. A complaint received against a Borough Councillor found that no breach of the code of conduct had occurred.


In response to questions, the Principal Lawyer highlighted that the Council’s Constitution and Code of Conduct outlined the formal and informal routes in dealing with a code of conduct complaint. 


RESOLVED:  That the contents of the report be noted.