In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, Taunton Deane Borough Council adopted a code of conduct for its elected members and co-opted members, a copy of which can be found in the Council's Constitution.
The Council has a duty under the act to promote and maintain high standards of conduct and in order to lead on this work have established a Standards Advisory Committee which make recommendations to Full Council in this respect.
All elected councillors (and any co-opted members) are subject to the code of conduct for councillors. The Standards Advisory Committee promotes and maintains high standards of conduct by councillors, co-opted members, and council officers. Meetings are open to the public and further details on specific meetings can be found in the meetings diary.
The committee has a sub committee, which conducts hearings into allegations of breach of the code of conduct following an investigation report referred by the monitoring officer.
Full details of the responsibilities of the Standards Committee are in the constitution.
Support officer: Richard Bryant.
Phone: 01823 219736