Parish Councils' Representatives' Report
[To receive an oral report from the Parish Councils' Representatives on any matters of relevance to the Committee.]
Mr. Cypher reported that the Democratic Services Officer (DSO) for Standards had attended the last Bromsgrove Area Meeting of the Worcestershire County Association of Local Councils. The DSO had advised at the meeting of a temporary technical issue regarding the Register of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI) forms which had been published on the District Council's website, the problem for which had subsequently been rectified.
Mr. Cypher reiterated the Parish Councils' concerns at the lack of current voting rights afforded to Parish Council Representatives on standards committees under the new regime. He added that the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) was continuing to lobby Government in this regard and that it was hoped a meeting to discuss this would take place between NALC and Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) officials at some point in the future, which Mr. Cypher undertook to keep the Committee updated on.
RESOLVED that the position be noted.