Committee details

Standards Committee

Purpose of committee

The Standards Committee

·  Promotes and maintains high standards of conduct for Councillors Borough Councillors, Parish Councillors, Co-opted Members and Diocesan Representatives.


·  Monitors the operation of the Council’s Ethical Framework.


·  Advises and trains Councillors on conduct issues, personal and prejudicial interests, bias/predetermination and gifts and hospitality.


·  Assesses, reviews and determines complaints about councillors through its Sub-Committees


·  Gives advice and guidance on the “Whistleblowing” Policy and Procedure.


·  Monitors the performance of Councillors.


·  Monitors the reporting of gifts and hospitality.


·  Observes the workings of Council and Parish Councils meetings.


·  Publishes an Annual Review of its work.


It is made up of six elected Councillors, four independent local people and a representative of each of the three local Parish Councils.


A copy of the Standards Committee’s latest annual review is available:-


·  Standards Committee Review 2009/10


If you would like to apply to be an Independent Co-opted Member of the Standards Committee you can download an information pack and application form here: Standards Committee - Independent Co-opted Members Application





Contact information

Support officer: Nicholas Pontone. 07749 709 868

Postal address:
Observatory House
25 Windsor Road

Phone: 07749 709 868