Agenda Item No 10

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Standards Committee: 25th January 2018

 

Report of the Monitoring Officer

 

Standards Conference Wales September 2018

 

Purpose of the Report

  1. To apprise Members of the forthcoming Standards conference in September 2018.

Recommendation

That the report be noted and a further report be presented to the Standards Committee when further details in respect of the conference are received.

Reason for the Recommendation

To apprise Members of the Standards Committee of the forthcoming date for their consideration.

Background

  1. The Council has been advised that the Standards Conference Wales 2018 will be held at Aberystwyth University on Friday, 14th  September, 2018.

Relevant Issues and Options

  1. Full details of the conference have not yet been received, but we are aware that the key speaker is to be Mr. N. Bennett, the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.
  2. The conference will also provide an opportunity to hear directly from senior officials involved in the adjudication of the Code of Conduct, to question them on matters of concern and to enable delegates to debate current issues on the Code of Conduct.
  3. It is anticipated that up to three places will be offered to each Local Authority within Wales, however, further details in regard to this will be provided when known.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. The cost of the event has yet to be confirmed.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

  1. There are no direct implications as a result of this report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

  1. There are no direct implications as a result of this report.

Crime and Disorder Implications

  1. There are no direct implications as a result of this report.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. There are no direct implications as a result of this report.

Corporate/Service Objectives

  1. None.

Policy Framework and Budget

  1. The report does not affect the Council's policy framework and budget.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. The report does not involve any consultation with other parties.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. None.

Background Papers

None.

Contact Officer

Mrs. K. Bowen, Democratic and Scrutiny Services Officer, Tel: 01446 709856

Officers Consulted

None.

Responsible Officer:

Ms. D. Marles, Monitoring Officer