Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

WORCESTERSHIRE CANCELS STANDARDS COMMITTEE MEETING DUE TO 'LACK OF BUSINESS'

  • Comment
Worcestershire CC has cancelled the latest meeting of its standards and ethics sub-committee due to 'lack of busine...
Worcestershire CC has cancelled the latest meeting of its standards and ethics sub-committee due to 'lack of business', reports The Birmingham Post (p3).

It has met only three times since last December to discuss the code of conduct but not a single allegation of irregularity by councillors or officers has been made to the 15-strong panel.

Philip Mould, vice-chairman of the committee, said: 'We are delighted that so far the committee has not had any complaints made against councillors or officers. But this does not mean we are complacent. We are prepared and ready to look into any allegations that are made.'

A council spokesman said the committee had looked at a range of issues surrounding behaviour in public life and had taken steps to encouraging staff to whistleblow. He said the latest meeting had been cancelled 'due to a lack of sufficient business to justify a meeting being held'.

'We are a conscientious council and like to keep a tight rein on the purse strings and to have this meeting would have been a waste of money.'
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.