Committee details

Governance Committee

Purpose of committee

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 Members’ code.


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.


Contact information

Support officer: Lorna Gordon / Millie Wallace. 01952 384978 / 381542