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INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE

 

Minutes of a meeting held on 28th April, 2017.

 

Present:  Councillor Mrs. A. Moore (Chairman); Councillor F.T. Johnson (Vice-Chairman); Councillors H.C. Hamilton, N.P. Hodges and A.P. Riley.

 

1060   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE -

 

These were received from Councillors J.C. Bird and R.L. Traherne.

 

 

1061   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST -

 

No declarations were received.

 

 

1062   MINUTES -

 

RESOLVED - T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 20th December, 2016 be approved as a correct record.

 

 

1063   PROCEDURE FOR THE CONDUCT OF A DISCIPLINARY, CAPABILITY ISSUE BY THE COUNCIL OR A COMMITTEE THEREOF AS APPLICATION TO CHIEF OFFICERS -

 

RESOLVED - T H A T the above Procedure be noted.

 

 

1064   EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC -

 

RESOLVED - T H A T under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 4 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act, the relevant paragraphs of the Schedule being referred to in brackets after the minute heading.

 

 

1065   INVESTIGATION REPORT RE C - (EXEMPT INFORMATION – PARAGRAPHS 12 AND 13) –

 

Members considered the Management Statement prepared by the Investigating Officer.  The Management Statement incorporated the following documentation:

 

  • 2 Internal Audit Reports
  • Correspondence with C
  • Statements from G, I and B
  • Employment Summary re C
  • Response of C to Management Statement.

In addition to the above, Members received an oral presentation from L explaining the Management Statement, an oral presentation from D in respect of the Internal Audit Reports, oral information from I and  from C.

 

In coming to a decision, the Committee confirmed account had been taken of all the information made available to it, both written and oral.

 

In considering the individuals circumstances of the case the Committee considered that the allegations were of concern and were proven.  The Committee felt that, in this particular case, there were a significant number of mitigating factors, including the Committee noting that lessons had been learnt from the matters which had arisen.  As such, it was

 

RESOLVED -

 

(1)       T H A T the allegations against C be upheld.

 

(2)       T H A T a written warning be issued to C.

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