Posted by: westlancashirerecord | October 23, 2016

Moon Gazing

While the OWLs are on the case of Cllr Paul Moon owlmoon, and heaven knows who else is on it now, we might need look no further than the WLBC Constitution?

There is a strong likelihood that under it, the Code of Conduct 10.1 Registering Interests, applies to Councillors who sit in two different Councils. (1) You must, within 28 days of your election or appointment to office as a member or co-opted member notify the Monitoring Officer in writing of your non-pecuniary interests where they fall within the following descriptions, for inclusion in the register of interests: (i) Any body of which you are a member or in a position of general control or management and to which you are appointed or nominated by your authority; (ii) Any body (a) exercising functions of a public nature; (b) directed to charitable purposes; or (c) one of whose principal purposes includes theinfluence of public opinion or policy (including any political party or trade union), of which you are a member or in a position of general control or management. moondec-001 [click to enlarge]

Perhaps the Standards Committee of WLBC should examine the case before us? Or is it a simple enough case for the Monitoring Officer to intervene and give a ruling?

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