Agenda and minutes

Standards Committee
Monday, 18th November, 2019 2.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Chamber, County Hall, Carmarthen, SA31 1JP. View directions

Contact: Emma Bryer  01267 224029

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Mr Andre Morgan (Chair)

2.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal interest.

3.

TO SIGN AS A CORRECT RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEE HELD ON:

3.1

13TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on the 13th September, 2019 be signed as a correct record.

3.2

26TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 pdf icon PDF 375 KB

Minutes:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on the 26th September, 2019 be signed as a correct record subject to the removal of the title of Councillor from the name of M. Dodd (Chair).

4.

APPLICATION FOR DISPENSATION BY COUNCILLOR MICHAEL THEODOULOU pdf icon PDF 471 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application submitted by Councillor Michael Theodoulou of Pembrey and Burry Port Town Council, for the grant of dispensation under the provisions of the Standards Committees (Grant of Dispensations) (Wales) Regulations to speak only in respect of his involvement with CBSA Ltd and a potential partnership between the council and that company to seek grant funding from the Climate Change Fund.

 

It was reported that a dispensation was sought as Councillor Theodoulou had a personal interest by virtue of paragraph 10(2)(a)(i) of the Code of Conduct as it relates to or is likely to affect a business run by the Councillor.

 

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

 

Councillor Theodoulou had accordingly requested that a dispensation be granted under the Standards Committees (Grant of Dispensation) (Wales) Regulations 2011.

 

The Head of Administration and Law advised the Committee that in considering the application it should note that paragraphs 2 (d) and 2(f) were the most appropriate grounds should the Committee be minded to approve the request to speak only.

 

Following a detailed discussion it was

 

RESOLVED that the application submitted by Councillor Michael Theodoulou for dispensation to speak at meetings of Pembrey and Burry Port Town Council in respect of matters relating to a potential partnership between CBSA Ltd and the Council be refused.

 

5.

ANY OTHER ITEMS OF BUSINESS THAT BY REASON OF SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES THE CHAIR DECIDES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A MATTER OF URGENCY PURSUANT TO SECTION 100B(4)(B) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.