Agenda and minutes

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Apologies for absence was received from Councillor Patel


Declarations of Interest

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a dislosable pecuniary interest is declared, the Member should withdraw from the room whilst that matter is discussed.


These declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member of any item or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.



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Councillor Nash declared an interest and explained that since the meeting of 15 December information had been supplied to him which in his opinion brought into question the quality of the investigation behind the hearing.  Further he received on Friday 28 January a notification from Norfolk Constabulary that at his request they would be contacting the Executive of the Borough Council to discuss one of the allegations made in relation to this case.  In view of the information supplied to him independently, he was of the opinion that his position on this Panel had been significantly comprised and his continued involvement in this hearing would be inappropriate.


Councillor Nash was advised by the Monitoring Officer to vacate the seat on the basis that he had declared an interest and to allow the meeting to be quorate she invited Councillor Holmes to take the seat. 


Appointment of Chair


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RESOLVED:   That Councillor Hudson be appointed Chair of the Standards Committee Panel Hearing


To consider the Local Investigation as to an allegation against a Borough Councillor


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At the invitation of the Chair, Councillor Spikings (on behalf of Councillor Patel) addressed the Panel.


Following advice from the Monitoring Officer, Councillor Manning proposed that the hearing be adjourned, which was seconded by Councillor Holmes and agreed by the Panel.


RESOLVED:   That the Panel be adjourned to allow the Monitoring Officer time to make enquiries of the Police and to await the outcome of their investigation.