The Council has a Standards and Audit Committee to oversee
standards and audit procedures.
The Council receives any complaints that a local district or
parish councillor has broken their Code of Conduct. The Monitoring
Officer looks at the allegation and decides what action, if any,
should be taken including whether or not the complaint should be
investigated. Standards and Audit Committee also carries out
hearings of complaints that have been investigated. A Council
appointed independent person can be called upon to advise at
various stages of a Code of Conduct complaint.
The Committee also monitors the effectiveness of the Council's
risk management arrangements, its control environment (ranging from
standing orders, financial procedures, service plans, etc.) and
makes recommendations in respect of corporate governance
Information on the terms of reference and
responsibilities of the Standards and Audit Committee can also be
found at Part 2, Article 9 of the Constitution.