Agenda and draft minutes

Ethical Governance and Personnel Committee - Wednesday, 1 September 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite, Hinckley Hub. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Owen, Democratic Services Manager on 01455 255879 or email  rebecca.owen@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

131.

Apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Cartwright, Furlong, Hodgkins and O’Shea, with the following substitutions authorised in accordance with council procedure rule 10:

 

Councillor C Allen for Councillor O’Shea

Councillor Lynch for Councillor Hodgkins

Councillor L Mullaney for Councillor Cartwright.

132.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Bill and

 

RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 30 June be confirmed as a correct record.

133.

Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council’s code of conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the agenda.

Minutes:

No interests were declared.

134.

Statutory Safety Committee minutes pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Minutes of the meetings held on 2 December 2020, 23 February 2021 and 18 May 2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes were received for information.

135.

Matters from which the public may be excluded

To consider the passing of a resolution under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 excluding the public from the undermentioned item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 3 and 10 of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act.

Minutes:

On the motion of Councillor Webber-Jones seconded by Councillor R Allen, it was

 

RESOLVED – in accordance with section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 10 of Part I of Schedule 12A of that Act.

136.

Complaints update

Members will be updated on complaints in progress.

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer provided an update on ongoing complaints, noting the following points:

 

·         Complaint 2020/03: the investigation had concluded that no breach of the code of conduct had occurred on both matters. In accordance with the approved procedure, the matter was now closed

·         Complaints about a parish council: in accordance with the approved procedure, the Monitoring Officer had closed the cases as no breach was found.

137.

Complaint 2021/17

Initial complaint report.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a fact finding report into complaint 2021/17. The Monitoring Officer shared further correspondence received from one of the subject members.

 

Members felt that there was no evidence in the information provided which would support the allegation that there had been a breach of the code of conduct and it was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Bill and

 

RESOLVED – No further action be taken.