Staffing & Standards Committee

Below are the minutes and agendas of the Staffing and Standards Committee as well as information about the work of the committee. Just click on a link to download a document. The committee was set up to appraise the members of staff, to deal with complaints and to review and implement current standards of good practice.


  • To carry out the clerk’s appraisal.
  • Investigate any breach of code of conduct.
  • To investigate any complaint against a councillor or employee and to resolve as per Complaints Policy.
  • To monitor, review and recommend on all matters relating to the council’s staff levels, emoluments and conditions of service


  • Peter Williams (chair)
  • Peter Cox
  • Pat Hall
  • Duncan Hatfield

Terms of Reference

  1. Authority:
    The Staffing & Standards Committee is appointed by and is solely responsible to the Old Marston Parish Council. The Committee duties are defined and agreed by the Full Council who may vote, at any time, to modify the Committee’s powers. The committee will meet annually but can also be convened to deal with special events as they occur.
  2. Membership:
    All members of the Committee will be elected Councillors, however, should it be deemed necessary non-councillor(s) may be co-opted to the committee to give expert advice. Any Non-Councillor(s) will not have any voting rights. The Committee will consist of no fewer than four elected Councillors. At the full council’s annual meeting the chairman, and if felt necessary a Vice-Chairman, shall be elected. The chairman, or in their absence the vice-chairman, shall preside at all future committee meetings in that year. A quorum at the Committees meetings will consist of no fewer than three elected members.
  3. Record of Proceedings:
    Written minutes will be taken to record the Committee’s decisions and will be circulated to all Councillors with recommendations for the next Full Council meeting. The minutes will not be published on the Council’s website nor placed on the noticeboard(s) as the contents are usually confidential. The Parish Clerk will be responsible for arranging the recording and distribution of the minutes.
  4. Responsibilities:
    Primary Purpose: To manage the Council’s staff and ensure standards are upheld by staff and Councillors.

Agendas and Minutes

These items are confidential and some details will not be published. If you have any queries then please contact the parish clerk.

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