Standards Committee Assessment Sub-Committee

Information about the role of the sub-committee, who sits on it, who chairs the meetings, when are the meetings, are the meetings open to the public, how and when you can view the agenda and minutes, what can they consider, what they decide, what to do if you disagree and how are decisions made if action should be taken. 

What is the roleof the Standards Committee Assessment Sub-Committee?

The Standards Committee Assessment Sub-Committee is responsible for receiving complaints about councillors' conduct and determining whether they should be investigated or other action taken.

The sub-committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the Council's constitution.

Who sitson the Sub-Committee?

Membership of the Standards Committee Assessment Sub-Committee is selected on a meeting by meeting basis as follows:

  • Three East Riding of Yorkshire Council members of the Standards Committee (voting)
  • One of the independent members of the Standards Committee (non-voting)
  • One of the parish council representatives on the Standards Committee (non-voting).

Who chairs the meetings?

The chairmanship is rotated around East Riding of Yorkshire Council members.

When are the meetings?

Meetings take place on an ad-hoc basis as and when required.

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes, however, the public will be asked to leave during the discussion of the complaints. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.


Please note: refreshments are not normally available for members of the public to access at meetings.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes. New legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open parts of meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

No. Members of the public are not permitted to ask questions at Standards Committee Assessment Sub-Committee meetings.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes?

Agendas are placed on public deposit five working days before each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant agenda or minute below.

Reports which contain exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.

Minutes are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant minute below.

Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting Julie Lidster, Senior Committee Manager:

Email: julie.lidster@eastriding.gov.uk

Tel: (01482) 393211

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
HU17 9BA.

What happens when a complaint is received about a councillor’s conduct?

The process and procedures followed once a complaint has been made can be viewed below:

Standards Committee process and procedures (pdf 88kb)

Where can I view a summary of complaints considered by the Sub-Committee?

To view a summary of complaints considered by the Sub-Committee please visit the Standards Committee page.

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