ModernGov

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Committee Services  Email: committee@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk

Items
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70.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the committee should declare any interests which fall under the following categories:

 

a)    disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI);

b)    other significant interests (OSI);

c)    voluntary announcements of other interests.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest. 

71.

Exclusion of the Public

To exclude the public for the following item of business on the

grounds that it is likely to disclose exempt information, as defined in

paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local

Government Act 1972

 

‘Information relating to any individual’

 

 

Part 2 – Exempt Information Item

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Ann Berry

Seconded by Councillor Terry Mullard

 

RESOLVED:

That the public are excluded for the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely to disclose exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 – Information relating to any individual. 

 

(Voting: For 4, Against 0, Abstentions 0)

 

 

(Councillor Rebecca Shoob joined for the remainder of the meeting)

72.

Investigation of possible breach of the Council's Code of Conduct for Councillors

A complaint of the Council’s code of conduct for councillors was referred by the Monitoring Officer to an independent Investigating Officer in November 2020.  The purpose of the investigation is to determine whether possible breach of the Council’s Code of Conduct has occurred.  Report AuG/20/21 sets out the conclusions of the investigation and the decision of the Monitoring Officer.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

A complaint of the Council’s code of conduct for councillors was referred by the Monitoring Officer to an independent investigating officer in November 2020.  The purpose of the investigation was to determine whether a possible breach of the Council’s Code of Conduct had occurred.  Report AuG/20/21 set out the conclusions of the investigation and the decision of the Monitoring Officer. 

 

The Monitoring Officer presented the report to members bringing important aspects to members’ attention. 

 

Members discussed the following points:    

 

·         Subsequent training delivered. 

·         Criteria tests applied. 

·         Timings of process

 

RESOLVED: 

1. That Report AuG/20/21 is received and noted. 

2. That the conclusions of the Investigating Officer’s report and the decision of the Monitoring Officer are noted. 

 

(Voting: For 5; Against 0; Abstentions 0)