The Standards Committee operates to guide East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and town and parish councils within the East Riding area, on the promotion of high standards of conduct by members.
The main functions of the Standards Committee are to:
- consider complaints that the conduct of a councillor* has failed to comply with the code of conduct adopted by their council and to determine whether or not those complaints should be investigated
- make arrangements under which members’ conduct can be investigated
- make arrangements under which decisions on allegations about members’ conduct can be made, following the completion of an investigation.
* Reference to councillor includes members of town and parish councils.
The Standards Committee, in conjunction with the Monitoring Officer, will provide advice and training for members of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and town and parish councils within the East Riding area.
Standards Hearing Committee
A Hearing Committee will be arranged to determine complaints that have been referred for investigation where it is considered that a breach of the code of conduct has been established.
The committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.
More information about the Standards Hearing Committee can be found on the Standards Hearing Committee page.