It is a statutory requirement to have a Standards Committee made up of two Councillors, one from each political party, and five non-Councillors. They provide an independent forum to examine and advise on Councillor conduct and the ethics that govern an individual whilst carrying out their role of Councillor. The Borough of Poole is in the process of recruiting two new independent members.
The five non-Councillors are:
Penny Rogers (Chairman)
- David Holroyd
- Kate Lewis
New Complaints Procedure - Making a complaint against a Councillor
The Council has adopted procedures for dealing with complaints against elected Members. The procedures and a complaints form are available from the downloads menu on this page. The Standards Committee meets on a quarterly basis, the dates for the meetings can be found on the Council's Calendar of Meetings. In addition, meetings are held to deal with any complaints received.
The Standards Committee meets as and when required.