The Governance Committee has an important role
in strengthening and maintaining high standards of conduct among
officers and councillors of the Authority. This includes monitoring
of the Members’ Code of Conduct, granting dispensations to
Councillors from requirements relating to personal interests and
investigating/determining allegations of breaches of the
The Committee also has responsibility for
overseeing the conduct of Parish Councillors in the Borough’s
area, and arranges training on the requirements of the Code of
Conduct and Register of Interests.
The Committee undertakes the Council's
responsibility to keep the Constitution under review and recommends
any changes required to Full Council.
The Committee is also responsible for
supporting the Member development strategy.