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Independent Persons

Shirley Eden and Mike Hillman have been appointed by full Council to assist the Standards Committee.

The Localism Act 2011 requires that the Council should appoint at least one Independent Person who must be consulted by the authority before it makes a finding as to whether a Member has failed to comply with the Code of Conduct for Members.

Shirley Eden has been appointed to serve the Council as an Independent Person since 14 May 2018.  She will be assisted by Mike Hillman who has served the Council as an Independent Person since 26 July 2012. Both will provide invaluable and independent advice in the assessment of any complaints made against District Councillors or Parish Councillors within the District.  Both have also undertaken training and regularly attended meetings of the Standards Committee. 

Name:  Independent Persons Shirley Eden and Mike Hillman (Assistant)

Address:  
C/O Mendip District Council
Cannards Grave Road
Shepton Mallet
Somerset
BA4 5BT
United Kingdom

Email:  Independent Persons

Last modified: 18 June 2018