Dear Hastings Borough Council,

The officers code of conduct on recording HBC officers interests had been allowed to lapse and unused for many years - An FOI was submitted in May 2023 about HBCs non compliance with the HBC constitution concerning declaration of officers interest. The response to the FOI from HBC stated that :

"A new audit of staff interests is underway – this project requires al staff to submit a return detailing any interests by 1 September 2023. A nil return is required. Al responses wil be held on a new electronic Smartsheet accessible by HR,Legal, Procurement and the Senior Leadership Team only.

A Governance Review is also underway and part of this programme of work is to complete the review of the Officer Code of Conduct and publish the revised version in the Constitution. The Council wil be asked to agree the revised Code of Conduct and the new process for auditing and maintain officer’s interests once complete.

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Please provide details of

1. The date that the audit of staff interests was completed
2. The number of returns on the audit of staff interests
3. The date that the governance review completed
4. A copy of the revised version of the Officer Code of Conduct, the new process for auditing and maintaining officer's interest and the constitution
5. Minutes of the council meeting that approved the revised Code of Conduct , the new process for auditing and maintaining officer's interest and the constitution

Yours faithfully,

Chris Hurrell

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Dear Mr Hurrell
 
I refer to your recent Freedom of Information request ref: FOIR-599265409.
 
Please find attached our response.
 
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Lisa Greathead
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
Muriel Matters House
Breeds Place
Hastings
TN34 3UY
01424 451722
 
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