asked to contact William Reed, Democratic Services Manager, Tel 01865
252230, (email to email@example.com) to tender apologies or advise of
attendance by their named Deputy Members.
reminded that Part II reports (where provided) contain exempt information
that is not available to the public or press and should therefore be
treated accordingly. They should not be disclosed or passed on to any
other person(s). There are no exempt reports for this meeting.
required to consider the implications of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and
the Human Rights Act 1998 when exercising their functions.
Members are asked to declare any personal interest and the nature
of that interest which they may have in any of the items under
consideration at this meeting when the “Declaration of Interests” item is
reached on the agenda. A member has a personal interest in a matter if
that matter affects the well-being or financial position of the member, the
member’s relatives or people with whom the member has a close association
more than it would affect the majority of other people in the ward(s) to
which the matter relates.
A personal interest can affect the member, the member’s relatives
or people with whom the member has a close personal association positively
or negatively. If the member or the others would stand to gain or lose by
the decision, the member should also declare it.
A member also has a
personal interest in a matter if it relates to any interest which the
member must register.
A member has a
prejudicial interest in a matter if:-
(a) a member of the public, who
knows the relevant facts, would reasonably think the member’s personal
interest is so significant that it is likely to prejudice the member’s
judgment of the public interest; and
matter affects the member’s financial interests or relates to a licensing
or regulatory matter; and
(c) the interest does not fall
within one of the exempt categories at paragraph 10(2)(c) of the Code of
If a member has a
prejudicial interest he or
she must withdraw from the meeting. However, under paragraph 12(2) of the
Code of Conduct, if members of the public are allowed to make
representations, give evidence or answer questions about that matter, the
member may also make representations as if he or she were a member of the
public. However, the member must withdraw from the meeting once he or she
has made your representations and before any debate starts.