Standards Committee
Tuesday, 6th October, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting

Contact: Democratic Services  Email:


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To receive any apologies for absence from Members.


Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.



Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.



Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect a Vice-Chairman for the 2020/21 Municipal Year.



Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.


Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution, which is available to view at the following link:


The deadline for the submission of a public question is 4 clear working days before the meeting.


The deadline for the submission of a public statement is midday the working day before the meeting.


The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.




Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 185 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2020.



Code of Conduct Complaints - Review pdf icon PDF 146 KB

This report provides Members with an update on complaints regarding alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct against councillors received or concluded since 1 January 2020. A similar report was presented to the Committee in January 2020 for the period from 1 April 2019.

The Committee is responsible for maintaining high standards of conduct by Members of BCP Council and the Town and Parish Councils, monitoring the operation of the Code of Conduct, and considering the outcome of commissioned independent investigations.


Consideration of Report in Respect of Complaint about a Councillor pdf icon PDF 132 KB

This report provides the Standards Committee with the conclusions of the investigation following complaints made about Councillor Beverley Dunlop. The investigator’s report is attached at Appendix 1. The conclusion of the investigator is that Councillor Dunlop did not breach the Code of Conduct, as she was not acting in the capacity of a councillor when posting to the Facebook group which resulted in the complaint.

The Committee is asked to consider the investigator’s report and accept the recommendations.

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