Decision details

Consideration of proposed amendments to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct and consequential amendments to the Constitution for recommendation to full Council

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Subject to any comments Members may have, to recommend the proposed amendments to full Council for approval.


Having taken account of the comments made by Executive Members, and all the relevant information provided at the informal meeting of Executive Members on 25 January 2022, the Chief Executive Officer agreed to use his emergency delegated powers to recommend to Council on 16 February 2022 that:
a) the proposed amendments to the Council’s current Members’ Code of Conduct as set out in Appendix 3 of the report, to take effect from 5 May 2022;
b) the Monitoring Officer be authorised to make consequential amendments to the registration of Members’ interests form proforma, any other relevant standards documentation and the Constitution to reflect the changes made to the Council’s Code; and
c) that tailored guidance, specific to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct, be circulated to the new elected Members in May if the proposed amendments to the Code are ultimately approved by full Council.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 27/01/2022

Date of decision: 25/01/2022