Standards Committee

The Role of the Monitoring Officer

The Council is required by law to appoint one of its employees as its monitoring officer. Hyndburn’s monitoring officer is:

Jane Ellis
Executive Director (Legal and Democratic Services)
Scaitcliffe House
Ormerod Street

The monitoring officer has a statutory role, with a number of specific functions including issues relating to ethical standards. Hyndburn’s monitoring officer works closely with the chair of the Standards Committee.  Please download a copy of the Monitoring Officer’s Protocol

The monitoring officer acts as an adviser to the Standards Committee, which involves: