Agenda

Special Meeting, Standards and Constitution Committee - Wednesday, 25th January, 2023 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1748511988746578007

Contact: Democratic Services, Email: democraticservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk  tel: 01372 732000

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.

 

2.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 271 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 22 February 2022 (attached) and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

3.

Councillors' Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 226 KB

The purpose of this report is to set out the approach to be taken to reviewing the current Councillors’ code of conduct as part of the work of the Constitution Working Group.

4.

Council Constitution pdf icon PDF 306 KB

The Constitution Working Group has been working on reviewing the entire constitution during the course of the past year to update and simplify it as set out in point 2.2 below.  As part of the principles for its work, the Group has looked to streamline the constitution so that the council has a shorter document which contains the main, essential elements of what should be in a modern updated core constitution.  Other documents which are important, but which do not have to be in the core constitution, have been moved into a collection of documents we are referring to as the Council Operating Framework.

 

The Group is now ready to present its recommendations to the Standards and Constitution Committee, with a view to recommending to Full Council that the revised constitution as set out in Appendix 1, along with the Council Operating Framework which contains documents that have been reviewed and moved out of the core constitution as set out in Appendix 2, be adopted. 

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