A PUBLIC standards watchdog will hold a tribunal next month, looking into allegations that a Powys County Councillor (PCC) broke the code of conduct.

The Adjudication Panel for Wales has told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that the hearing into Cllr Edwin Roderick (Independent – Maescar/Llywel) will take place over three days, starting on November 20.

The tribunal will take place at Welshpool’s Magistrates Court and the members will also sit on November 21 and 25.

It is alleged that Cllr Roderick is in breach of paragraphs 4(b), 6(1)(a) and 7(a) of the Powys County Council and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority code of conduct.

The allegations are that Cllr Roderick broke rules about “showing respect and consideration to others.

“Not conduct yourself in a manner which could reasonably be regarded as bringing your office or authority into disrepute.

“In your official capacity or otherwise, use or attempt to use your position improperly to confer on or secure for yourself, or any other person, an advantage or create or avoid for yourself, or any other person, a disadvantage.”

The complaint was made following a meeting of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority in December 2017.

The complaints were first made to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.

The Ombudsman decided there was “evidence that is suggestive that councillor Edwin Roderick may have breached the relevant authority’s code of conduct.”

When contacted, Cllr Durrant said that she had no comment to make.

Cllr Roderick also said that he had been advised not to comment at this stage.

The Adjudication Panel for Wales’ role is to consider whether elected members of councils and public authorities have breached their statutory code of conduct.