Agenda and decisions

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No. Item


Declarations of Interest (Including Whipping Declarations)

To receive any Declarations and advise Members accordingly.

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Councillor Andrew Parkhurst declared a personal and prejudicial interest on the Overview of Ethical Complaints and withdrew from the meeting for that item.  During discussion on the same item, a personal interest was declared by Councillor Bernie Attridge who was observing the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 15 May 2023.

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That the minutes be approved as a correct record.



To receive any requests for dispensations.


Members of the press/public will be able to remain at the meeting whilst an application for dispensation is presented to the Committee and will be able to return to hear the Committee’s decision.  However, under Paragraph 18C Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972 the Committee will exclude the press and public from the meeting whilst it deliberates on any application for a dispensation.

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None received.


Reports from Independent Member Visits to Town & Community Councils

To receive verbal reports from independent members of the Committee on their visits to the following councils:


·         Broughton & Bretton Community Council (Mark Morgan - 21.03.23)

·         Sealand Community Council (Jacqueline Guest - 17.04.23)

·         Nercwys Community Council (Julia Hughes - 26.04.23)

·         Higher Kinnerton Community Council (Cllr Ian Papworth - 23.05.23)

·         Buckley Town Council (Mark Morgan - 23.05.23)

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(a)       That the verbal reports be received and feedback given to the Town and Community Councils; and


(b)       That the Chair and Monitoring Officer raise the Committee’s concerns about behaviour at a specific meeting with the Clerk and Chair of the respective Community Council and write to the Councillor about the impact of his behaviour.


Independent Member attendance at Committee Meetings. pdf icon PDF 79 KB

That the Committee agrees a rota of attendance at Committee Meetings and the guidelines for how they should be undertaken.

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That the list of meetings be circulated to invite participants to select two meetings each, in order to agree the rota of attendance and guidelines for how visits should be undertaken.


Overview of Ethical Complaints pdf icon PDF 87 KB

That the Committee notes the number and type of complaints.

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(a)       That the number and type of complaints be noted; and


(b)       That the Monitoring Officer contact the PSOW on behalf of the Committee to enquire about the resolution of outstanding reports from previous years.


Feedback from the National Forum for Standards Committees

To provide feedback from the National Forum for Standards Committees which took place on 30th June.

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Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 60 KB

For the Committee to consider topics to be included on the attached Forward Work Programme.

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That the Forward Work Programme, as amended, be approved.

Members of the Press and Public in Attendance

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