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Standards Committee

Purpose of committee

Role and Functions

 

The Standards Committee will have the following roles and functions:

 

·                promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by Councillors, Co-opted members and church and Parent Governor Representatives;

·                assisting the Councillors and Co-opted Members and Church and Parent Governor Representatives to observe the Members' Code of Conduct;

·                advising the Council on the adoption or revision of the Members' Code of Conduct;

·                monitoring the operation of the Members' Code of Conduct;

·                advising, training or arranging to train Councillors and Co-opted Members and Church and Parent Governor Representatives on matters relating to the Members' Code of Conduct;

·                granting dispensations to Councillors and Co-opted Members and Church and Parent Governor Representatives from requirements relating to interests set out in the Members' Code of Conduct;

·                dealing with any reports from a case tribunal or interim case tribunal, and any report from the Monitoring Officer on any matter which is referred by an Ethical Standards Officer to the Monitoring Officer.

·                the exercise of points 1 to 7 above in relation to the Parish Councils wholly or mainly in its area and the members of those Parish Councils.

·                overview of the Council's policies and standards of conduct and ethics.

·                such other responsibilities as may be prescribed by law.

 

The Standards Committee will scrutinise Parish Council functions.

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Linda Walker, Senior Democratic Services Officer. 0161 342 2798 or Email: linda.walker@tameside.gov.uk

Postal address:
Democratic Services Unit
Dukinfield Town Hall
King Street
Dukinfield
SK16 4LA

Phone: 0161 342 2798

Email: linda.walker@tameside.gov.uk