Agenda and minutes

Ethics and Standards Committee
Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Civic Centre, Hanbury Road, Pontypool, NP4 6YB

Contact: Jacquelyn Tranter  Senior Business Support Officer - Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome & Apologies / Croeso ac Ymddiheuriadau

Minutes:

1.1          The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.

1.2          Apologies were received from Ms Kathryn Pegington, Mr John Irvine and Community Councillor Steven Brooks KSS JP.

2.

Quorum / Cworwm pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Minutes:

2.1       Councillor Veronica Crick left the meeting in order to meet quorum requirements.

 

2.2       The Monitoring Officer and Assistant Chief Legal Officer confirmed the meeting was quorate.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest / Datganiadau o Fuddiant

Minutes:

3.1       Declarations of interest were made by members in respect of members small schemes. The declarations are recorded in the minute relating to that item.

 

 

4.

Confirmation of Ethics & Standards Minutes 04/09/19 / Cadarnhau Cofnodion y Pwyllgor Moeseg a Safonau 04/09/19 pdf icon PDF 342 KB

Minutes:

4.1       The minutes of the meeting held on 4th September 2019 were confirmed as a correct record.

 

 

5.

Small Schemes Dispensations / Caniatad Cyynlluniau Bach pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1       The MO&ACLO presented a report on councillors’ applications for dispensations to award small schemes monies where there is a prejudicial interest.

 

5.2       Councillor Raymond Williams left the room during consideration of an application in which he had a prejudicial interest as a representative of Garnsychan Partnership.

 

5.3       The committee agreed to grant the following dispensations:

 

 

Small Scheme Application Ref No:

 

Councillor applying for Dispensation:

 

Name of Organisation:

 

Amount:

 

1.

 

Huw Bevan

 

Ponthir Baptist Church

 

£150

 

2.

Ron Burnett

St. Peter’s Church, Henllys

£500

 

3.

 

Chris Tew

 

Garnsychan Partnership

 

£100

 

4.

 

Raymond Williams

 

Garnsychan Partnership

 

£100

 

6.

Exclusion of the Press and Public / Gwahardd y Wasg a'r Cyhoedd

Minutes:

6.1       The committee agreed to exclude the press and public for the remainder of the meeting on the grounds that the report to be considered was not for publication under paragraph 12 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) as the report contained information identifying individuals which should not be made available to the press and public at the time of the meeting, as it would have had a detrimental effect on the fairness of the hearing of the complaint if the press and public gave views on the allegations in advance of the hearing, the result of which was required under the Local Protocol to be reported to a council meeting at a later date, such that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed that in disclosing the information.

 

7.

Confirmation of Ethics & Standards Minutes 04/09/19 / Cadarnhau Cofnodion y Pwyllgor Moeseg a Safonau 04/09/19

Minutes:

7.1       The exempt minutes of the meeting held on 4th September 2020 were confirmed as an accurate record.

 

8.

Complaint by Member under the Local Protocol / Cwyn gan aelod o dan y protocol lleol

Minutes:

8.1       The exempt part of the meeting continued.