STANDARDS COMMITTEE

7th December, 2018

 

APPLICATION FOR DISPENSATION BY COUNCILLOR JENNY YOUENS

Recommendations / key decisions required:

To consider and determine the application.

Reasons:

The subject matter of this report falls within the remit of the Committee.

Scrutiny Committee recommendations / comments:

Not applicable.

Exec Board Decision Required                     NO

Council Decision Required                            NO

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER PORTFOLIO HOLDER:-  Cllr E Dole (Leader)

Directorate

Chief Executives

Name of Head of Service:

Linda Rees-Jones

Report Author:

Robert Edgecombe

 

 

Designations:

Head of Administration & Law

 

Acting Legal Services Manager

 

 

 

Tel Nos.

01267 224018

E Mail Addresses:

RJEdgeco@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

STANDARDS COMMITTEE

7th December, 2018

 

 

APPLICATION FOR DISPENSATION BY COUNCILLOR JENNY YOUENS

An application has been received from Community Councillor Jenny Youens of Llanddarog Community Council for dispensation to speak and vote in respect of Mynyddcerrig Workingmen’s club and Institute and Mynyddcerrig Welfare Committee

 

Councillor Youens would have a personal interest in any council business relating to or likely to affect these organisations by virtue of paragraph 10(2)(a)(ix)(ee) of the members code of conduct as she is a member of the management committee of both organisations.

 

This personal interest would also be prejudicial as a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would reasonably regard the interest as so significant that it would be likely to prejudice the Councillor’s judgement of the public interest.

 

Councillor Youens has submitted her application on the basis of two grounds set out in the Standards Committees (Grant of Dispensations)(Wales) regulations 2011 (as amended) namely;

 

1.    That the nature of the member’s interest is such that the member’s participation in the business to which the interest relates would not damage public confidence in the conduct of the relevant authority’s business.

2.    That the business in question relates to the finances of a voluntary organisation of whose management committee the councillor is a member AND that he has no other interest.(A dispensation granted under this ground cannot extend to allowing the member to vote)

 

If the committee is minded to grant Councillor Youens a dispensation in respect of this interest it has absolute discretion as to the duration of that dispensation.

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED ?

No


IMPLICATIONS

 

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report :

 

Signed: Linda Rees-Jones                                    Head of Administration and Law                          

 

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets 

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

CONSULTATIONS

 

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below

 

Signed: Linda Rees-Jones                                Head of   Administration and Law

(Please specify the outcomes of consultations undertaken where they arise against the following headings)

1.    Scrutiny Committee

Not applicable

2.    Local Member(s)

Not applicable

3.    Community / Town Council

Not applicable

4.    Relevant Partners 

Not applicable

5.    Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations 

Not applicable

Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

THESE ARE DETAILED BELOW    

Title of Document

File Ref No.

Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

Legal file

DPSC-165

Legal Services, County Hall