Standards and Governance Committee


Meeting Room3, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD.


Friday, 15 September 2023


2.00 pm

Councillors: Nick Brown, Sam Cross, Melanie Davis, Clive Pearson (Chairman), Heather Phillips, Monika Slater, David Ireton, Nigel Knapton, Andy Solloway and Peter Wilkinson; together with:-

The Independent Persons for Standards: Gillian Baker, Hilary Gilbertson, Louise Holroyd, Roy Martin, James (Jamie) Nelson and Richinda Taylor .


Members of the public are entitled to attend this meeting as observers for all those items taken in open session. Please contact the Democratic Services Officer whose details are at the foot of the first page of the agenda if you would like to find out more.


Recording is allowed at North Yorkshire Council, committee and sub-committee meetings which are open to the public, please give due regard to the Council’s protocol on audio/visual recording and photography at public meetings, a copy of which is available from Democratic Services. Anyone wishing to record is asked to contact, prior to the start of the meeting, the Democratic Services Officer whose details are at the foot of the first page of the Agenda.  We ask that any recording is clearly visible to anyone at the meeting and that it is non-disruptive.






Chair's welcome, introductions and apologies






Minutes of the Meeting held on 5th July 2023


(Pages 3 - 8)




Declarations of Interest






Public Questions 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 at the foot of page 1 of the agenda sheet) by

midday on Tuesday 12th September 2023. Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item. Members of the public who have given notice will be invited to



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.





Update re appointment of additional Independent Persons - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 9 - 12)




Dispensation request - Councillor Stephanie Duckett - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 13 - 22)




Dispensation request - Councillor Cliff Lunn - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 23 - 28)




Local ethical framework developments - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 29 - 32)




Declaration of Interests - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 33 - 36)




Protocol re Unreasonably Persistent/Vexatious Complainants - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 37 - 44)




Complaints Update - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 45 - 48)




Registration of Officers’ Interests - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 49 - 54)




Requests for Community Governance Reviews - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 55 - 64)




Broadcasting and recording of public committee meetings - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 65 - 68)




Standards Bulletin - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 69 - 78)




Such other business as, in the opinion of the Chairman should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)

County Hall



For all enquiries relating to this agenda or to register to speak at the meeting, please contact

Steve Loach, Democratic Services Officer on Tel: 01609 532216 or by e-mail at:


7th September 2023




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