Chelmsford City Council

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Governance Committee

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This Committee promotes and maintains high standards of conduct by members and co-opted members of the authority, including two Independent Persons.

The Governance Committee:

  • conducts hearings into an allegation that a member or co-opted member had breached the authority's code of conduct
  • grants dispensations
  • is responsible for training members and co-opted members on matters relating to the members' code of conduct
  • oversees the council's arrangements for dealing with complaints, including complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman and the Annual Whistleblowing report
  • annually reviews the council's use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)
  • approves and monitors the Code of Corporate Governance and the council's Annual Governance Statement with the Audit Committee
  • grants exemptions from politically restricted posts




There are also three Parish and Town Council co-opted (non-voting) members, two Independent Persons, Clarissa Gosling and Paula Mills, plus one substitute ( Councillor Tom Willis).

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    Last updated: 21 September 2020

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