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Conduct Committee publishes Decision Notice

Date Published: 13 April 2022
Rutland County Council

Rutland County Council’s Conduct Committee has issued Oakham Town Councillor Adam Lowe with a formal letter of censure following a breach of the Town Council’s official Code of Conduct.

The Conduct Committee is responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct within the County Council and across all Rutland Parish and Town Councils.

Cllr Lowe was referred to the Conduct Committee following allegations made in July 2021 that he had made offensive comments during a meeting at the home of another Oakham Town Councillor.

Following a review of the incident, the Conduct Committee found that Cllr Lowe was in breach of the following Oakham Town Council Code of Conduct obligations:

  • He or she shall behave in such a way that a reasonable person would regard as respectful
  • He or she will not act in a way which a reasonable person would regard as bullying or intimidatory

In response to these findings the Committee has recommended the following sanctions be imposed:

  • That Cllr Lowe be issued with a formal letter of censure
  • That Oakham Town Council be recommended to remove Cllr Lowe as a member from any committees and other appointments
  • That the Conduct Committee’s decision and recommendations be made public

The full decision notice published following Rutland County Council’s Conduct Committee on Tuesday 22 March can be viewed on our Meetings page.

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