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Public Guidance Notes contained in Agenda Annexe pdf icon PDF 518 KB

Click here to join the online meeting pdf icon PDF 64 KB


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

To receive and note any declarations of interests in respect of any matters included on the agenda for consideration at this meeting.

(The other registrable interests of Councillors of Somerset Council, arising from membership of City, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes: City, Town & Parish Twin Hatters - Somerset Councillors 2023 )


Public Question Time

The Chair to advise the Committee of any items on which members of the public have requested to speak and advise those members of the public present of the details of the Council’s public participation scheme.

For those members of the public who have submitted any questions or statements, please note, a three minute time limit applies to each speaker and you will be asked to speak before Councillors debate the issue.

We are now live webcasting most of our committee meetings and you are welcome to view and listen to the discussion. The link to each webcast will be available on the meeting webpage, please see details under ‘click here to join online meeting’.


Minutes from the Previous Meeting and Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To approve the minutes from the previous meeting held on 24 January 2024 and to consider the action sheet.

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Annual Report of the Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider the draft annual report for submission to the Council’s Annual General Meeting in May 2024.

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Register of Gifts and Hospitality pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To receive details of the declarations of gifts and hospitality received during the period August 2023 to February 2024.

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Code of Conduct Complaints - Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To receive an update on the number of Code of Conduct complaints received since April 2023.

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Working Group Updates pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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Standards Committee Co-Opted Member recruitment update pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To receive the update on the recruitment to the co-opted member vacancy.

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Work Programme and Actions pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To consider the Committee’s Work Programme and to identify any actions arising from the meeting.

Exclusion of Press and Public

PLEASE NOTE: Although the main report for this item not confidential, supporting appendices available to Members contain exempt information and are therefore marked confidential – not for publication.  At any point if Members wish to discuss information within this appendix then the Council will be asked to agree the following resolution to exclude the press and public: 


Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider passing a resolution having been duly proposed and seconded under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the press and public from the meeting, on the basis that if they were present during the business to be transacted there would be a likelihood of disclosure of exempt information, within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972:


Reason: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).