To consider the Standards Annual Report 2018-19 (report of the Executive Director – Strategy and Governance is enclosed).
The Panel considered the report of the Executive Director – Strategy and Governance setting out the number of complaints that had been received over the previous year.
Councillors noted that the Localism Act 2011 required Councils to have in place arrangements for dealing with complaints against members. The Council’s arrangements were reviewed by the Standards Panel and thereafter adopted by full Council in November 2017.
The Standards Arrangements adopted by the Council require that an annual report is presented to the Standards Panel. The report provided information relating to work undertaken since the previous annual report made to the Standards Panel in April 2017. Five complaints had been received. For two of the complaints, initial information was in the process of being sought. For two further complaints, an investigation was underway. One complaint had been resolved with no breach being found.
That the report be noted.