Committee details

Hearing Sub-Panel of the Panel of Independent Persons

Purpose of committee

A Sub-Panel consisting of three members drawn from the Panel of Independent Persons.


The Hearing Sub-Panel is tasked with receiving Complaints under the Code of Conduct referred to them by the Assessment Sub-Panel. The Hearing Sub-Panel are tasked with make a finding, on the balance of probabilities, whether a subject member has failed to comply with the code of conduct.  If so, the Hearing Panel will also consider what sanctions, if any, ought to be imposed. 


If the finding of the Hearing Sub-Panel is that there has been a breach of the code of conduct, this must be ratified by the Court of Common Council before it takes effect.  Following the expiry of the appeal period, if no appeal is received, the Town Clerk will draft a report to the next meeting of the Court of Common Council for decision. 


For further information on the Hearing stage of a complaint and the role of the Hearing Sub-Panel please refer to the Members Complaints Procedure here:



  • Andrew Ayre   
  • Miranda Carruthers-Watt   
  • Robert Coyle   
  • Christine Fraser   
  • Amina Hossain   
  • Tom Ketteley   
  • Karen McArthur   
  • Amanda Orchard   
  • Gary Rogers   
  • Rahul Sinha   
  • Philip Thicknesse   
  • Atiyyah Younis   

Contact information

Support officer: Gemma Stokley. Email: