Decision details

Investigation to Anonymous Allegations Received

Decision Maker: Governance and Audit Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To provide Members with a summary of the investigation undertaken after anonymous phone calls were received by two Councillors.


The Internal Audit, Performance & Risk Manager presented a report on the outcome of an investigation into anonymous allegations received by two elected Members.  The investigation had been carried out in accordance with the Council’s Whistleblowing Policy and Fraud Reporting procedure.


In response to questions, officers advised that no evidence of fraudulent activity had been found and therefore the allegations were unproven.  Further information could not be sought due to the source choosing to remain anonymous.


Following a supplementary question, it was explained that the officer who had undertaken the investigation had since left the Council.  Officers agreed to respond separately to a request for supplementary information.


Having been moved and seconded by Sally Ellis and Brian Harvey, the recommendation was put to the vote and carried.  Councillors Bernie Attridge (against) and Glyn Banks (abstained) asked that their votes be recorded.




That the report be accepted.

Report author: Lisa Brownbill

Publication date: 11/12/2023

Date of decision: 22/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 22/11/2023 - Governance and Audit Committee

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