To consider a report of the Monitoring Officer.
(Note: for recommendation to Council.)
The Deputy Monitoring Officer introduced a report which provided Members with details on the development of a new Councillor Code of Conduct for Trafford. This had been developed, in consultation with Members, in the light of the receipt by the Standards Committee, on 22 September 2021, of a report providing information regarding the LGA Model Code of Conduct (“Model Code”) and associated guidance document. In commenting, the Executive Member for Covid-19 Recovery and Reform, attending his last meeting as the responsible Executive Member, thanked the Deputy Monitoring Officer, and the Standards and Scrutiny Committees, which had already reviewed and commented on the proposed code, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution. It was agreed that Council be recommended to adopt the Code.
(1) That the content of the report be noted.
(2) That the Councillor Code of Conduct for Trafford be approved.
(3) That the adoption of the Councillor Code of Conduct be recommended to the Council.