Agenda and minutes

Hearing, Determination Sub-Committee
Thursday, 29th November, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Note: Allegation of Breach of Members' Code of Conduct 

Items
No. Item

6.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

Councillor L A Bentley be appointed Chair.

7.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

None.

8.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.

Minutes:

None.

9.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The press and public are likely to be excluded from the remainder of the meeting in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (Exempt Information) during consideration of the item(s) below on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in the respective paragraph(s) 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act and, in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exempt item(s) outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the hearing, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The press and public be excluded from the remainder of the hearing in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (Exempt Information) during consideration of the item(s) below on the grounds that it involved the disclosure of exempt information, as defined in the respective paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act and, in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exempt item(s) outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

10.

Report for Determination

Determination of a report of the Deputy Monitoring Officer relating to an allegation of a breach of the Code of Conduct by Councillor Miss Anne R Bond.

Minutes:

The Committee received the report as set out on pages 1-33 of the exempt agenda, which asked it to adjudicate on an allegation that Councillor Miss A R Bond breached the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

Having considered the report, the advice of the Independent Person and the advice of the Monitoring Officer, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)       In respect of the complaint dated 03 July 2018, Councillor Bond is required to make a satisfactory written apology to the complainant, approved by the Monitoring Officer, before the end of December 2018;

(ii)     In respect of the complaint dated 21 July 2018, Councillor Bond is required to make a satisfactory verbal and written apology to all Members, approved by the Monitoring Officer, at the next meeting of Full Council on Tuesday 11 December 2018; and

(iii)   In the event that Councillor Bond fails and/or refuses to apologise in accordance with resolutions (i) and (ii) above, the Sub-Committee will issue a letter of Censure, report its findings to Full Council and publish its findings on the Council’s website.