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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Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 2nd March 2020.

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That the minutes be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.



To receive any requests for dispensations.


Members of the press/public will be able to remain in the room 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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That Councillor Carver’s re-application to be granted on the same terms as in July 2019, which was: That Flintshire County Councillor and Hawarden Community Councillor Clive Carver be granted dispensation under paragraphs (a), (d) and (f) of the Standards Committee (Grant of Dispensations) (Wales) Regulations 2001 to speak at Flintshire County Council and Hawarden Community Council Planning Committee, but leave before the debate and vote on planning application 060060 or any application, which, in the opinion of the Monitoring Officer, is similar.  This allows for making verbal and written communications on the matter to officers of Flintshire County Council provided there is at least one witness when speaking to officers, thereby ensuring that there are at least three people involved in the conversation which should be minuted.  The dispensation is to be granted for 12 months, ceasing on 20th September 2021.


Ethics and Governance During Lockdown pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To inform and assure Members of the arrangements made during the response phase for Ethics and Governance within the Council

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That the Committee be assured that ethical arrangements have been maintained during the response phase of the emergency.


Review of Dispensation Procedures at Anglesey and Gwynedd Councils pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To compare and contrast how other Council in North Wales process applications for dispensation

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(a)       That the processes and procedures for dealing with applications for dispensations by County Councillors and Town and Community Councillors at Anglesey and Gwynedd be noted; and


(b)       Other local authorities be contacted to gather the same information as Anglesey and Gwynedd, with the specific question of how did they promote the process to encourage individuals to submit applications for dispensation, being asked.


Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To discuss the frequency of meetings

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(a)       That the Committee schedules its principal meetings every other month with reserved dates in the intervening months in case it needs to determine any requests for dispensation; and


(b)       That the Forward Work Programme at Appendix 2 be approved.

Members of the Press and Public in Attendance

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