Standards Committee


Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams


Friday, 11 March 2022


2.00 pm

County Councillors:-

Caroline Patmore (Chair), Andy Paraskos, Stuart Parsons, Peter Sowray OBE and Cliff Trotter.

Independent Persons for Standards:-

Hilary Gilberstson (Independent person) and Louise Holroyd (Independent person).


Under his delegated decision making powers in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s

Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of emergency, to take any decision

which could be taken by the Council, the Executive or a committee. Following on from the expiry of

the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and

Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, which allowed for

committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May

2021 that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances,

remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue, with any formal decisions required

being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after

consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any

views of the relevant Committee Members. This approach was agreed by full Council at its

February meeting following a review, and will be the subject of a further review and consideration

at the May AGM of the County Council.  


The meeting will be available to view once the meeting commences, via the following link -     


Recordings of previous live broadcast meetings are also available there.






Welcome by the Chairman, Introductions and Apologies







Minutes of Previous Meeting - To agree as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 17th September 2021


(Pages 3 - 8)




Declarations of Interest






Public Questions and/or Statements




Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they

have given notice (including the text of the question/statement) to Steve Loach of

Democratic Services (contact details provided on the Agenda) by midday on Tuesday 8th March 2022. Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item. Members of the public who have given notice will be invited to speak:-


• at this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which

are not otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);


• when the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a

matter which is on the Agenda for this meeting.





Amendments to NYCC Code of Conduct for Members in light of model code - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 9 - 36)




Local Ethical Framework Developments - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 37 - 42)




Complaints Update - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 43 - 44)




Standards Bulletin - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 45 - 54)




Other business which the Chairman agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances.






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)

County Hall



3rd March 2022



For all enquiries relating to this agenda or to register to speak at the meeting, please contact Stephen Loach, Democratic Services Officer on Tel: 01609 532216 or by e-mail at:




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