Decision details


Decision Maker: Standards Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




(1)  That the Standard Committee considered and adopted the updated Councillor Complaints Handling Procedure at Appendix A, amended as follows: that references to ‘NHC’ be updated to ‘North Hertfordshire District Council’, that references to ‘days’ be updated to ‘calendar days’ except in cases where working days is already specified, and that ‘stage’ be added to the investigation part of the process in Section 6 of the procedure.


(2)  That the Standards Committee delegated to the Service Director: Legal & Community the authority to make any consequential amendments to the Procedure, in consultation with the Chair of Standards Committee, Independent Person and Reserve Independent Persons.


(3)  That the Committee noted the updated Protocol recently signed with the Hertfordshire Constabulary regarding referrals/ complaints relating to Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (Appendix C).


REASON FOR THE DECISIONS: To ensure an updated Procedure is in place and to maintain effective arrangements within the Council.



Publication date: 22/03/2023

Date of decision: 22/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 22/03/2023 - Standards Committee

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