Woodmansey ward councillor cleared of interest conflict

Cllr Kerri Harold
Cllr Kerri Harold

A councillor has again appeared in front of a standards committee after being accused of failing to declare an interest.

Cllr Kerri Harold faced the committee on Monday 23 November after the East Riding of Yorkshire’s monitoring officer decided there was a case to answer the accusation of failing to record in her register of interest her role as contact, secretary a trustee of the Track and Fitness Club of Beverley.

The monitoring officer’s report read: “The reference was also made to the Club receiving at least two funding grants from Beverley Town Council and to the use of the Burden Road Youth Centre, an Authority owned building, four nights a week.”

The meeting of the standards committee found the Minster and Woodmansey councillor had breached Paragraph 3(1) of the Code of Conduct adopted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. They concluded that: “No recommendation be made to the Council as to a sanction, as the Committee considers councillor Harold’s failure to register her involvement with the Track and Fitness Boxing Club in her East Riding of Yorkshire Council central Register of Interests to have been an oversight, accepting that it appeared on other registers, it was not malicious, that she had not been advantaged, and it had been rectified.”

The Monitoring Officer also requested to remind all members of East Riding of Yorkshire Council to regularly review their Register of Interests.