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Standards Committee - Purbeck

Information about Purbeck District Council's Standards Committee, including its responsibilities, the membership of the Committee, meeting dates, and agenda, reports and minutes of its meetings.

The role of the Standards Committee

Purbeck District Council's Standards Committee has responsibility for enforcing the Codes of Conduct of the council and the town and parish councils within Purbeck.

The Committee provides training for members on expected standards of behaviour.  It has delegated its functions in connection with the assessment of complaints and hearings into reports that Councillors have breached the Code of Conduct or an adopted protocol to the following sub-committees:

Find out more information about the Code of Conduct for Councillors and the complaints process.

The Committee has also revised the Protocol on Member/Officer Relations and the Code of Practice for Members and Officers on Planning Procedures.  These are incorporated into the council's Constitution.  The Committee is advised by the council's Monitoring Officer, David Fairbairn.

The Annual Report of the Standards Committee for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 can be viewed below:

Membership of the Committee

Members of Purbeck District Council's Standards Committee (10) for 2018/19:
District councillors (7):

Town/parish councillors (non-voting members) (3):

  • Mr R Burns
  • Mr D Hunter
  • Mr A Pellegrini

Independent person

The Council has also appointed an independent person (not a member of Standards Committee) as part of its arrangements for promoting and maintaining standards of conduct:

  • Mrs E Whatley

Meeting dates

Standards Committee meetings will be held at 2.00 pm in the council chamber at Westport House (unless stated otherwise on the agenda for the meeting) on the following dates:

2018/19 municipal year

  • 13 February 2019

Agendas and minutes

View agendas and minutes of Standards Committee meetings:

If you would like to view agendas and minutes of meetings for previous years please contact the Democratic and Electoral Services Manager.

Public participation

The council welcomes attendance by the public at its meetings.  Public participation time, which takes place at the beginning of each meeting, is an opportunity to raise issues of concern or interest.  Find out more about public participation time at the council's meetings.

Monitoring Officer - Purbeck District Council

Name: David Fairbairn
Email: davidfairbairn@purbeck-dc.gov.uk
Tel: 01929 557223
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Democratic and Electoral Services Manager - Purbeck

Name: Kirsty Riglar
Email: kirstyriglar@purbeck-dc.gov.uk
Tel: 01929 557221
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