Decision details

Complaints 2015/16-19 and 22-25

Decision Maker: Ethical Governance and Personnel Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Members were presented with an investigative report surrounding a complaint and counter-complaint involving members of Ratby Parish Council.


The Monitoring Officer reported that Councillor K Hunnybun’s behaviour breached the Parish Council’s Code of Conduct; however as Councillor K Hunnybun is keen to apologise, she was of the view that appropriate steps had been taken to remedy the situation. It was also heard that there was nothing to substantiate the counter-claims made by Cllrs Hunnybun that Councillors Tasker, Joyce and O’Shea (Mrs) had breached the Code of Conduct and therefore no further action was required for either matter.


There was widespread acceptance amongst members that Councillor K Hunnybun had breached the Code of Conduct but concern was expressed as to what more the subject Councillor could do to remedy the situation.


Concern was also heard on whether preventative measures were in place to prevent such incidents from occurring and that Councillor K Hunnybun needed warning of his future conduct.


Notwithstanding the officer’s first recommendation, it was moved by Councillor Richards, seconded by Councillor Wallace and


                        RESOLVED – the matter be referred to the Monitoring Officer for other action, which may include mediation or other dispute resolution techniques.


Regarding the second recommendation in relation to the counter-complaint, it was moved by Councillor Wallace, seconded by Councillor Witherford and


                        RESOLVED – the officer’s recommendation be supported and no further action need be taken.

Report author: Julie Kenny

Publication date: 30/09/2015

Date of decision: 30/09/2015

Decided at meeting: 30/09/2015 - Ethical Governance and Personnel Committee

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