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.