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Standards Committee

The Council’s Standards Committee promotes and maintains high standards of conduct by Councillors and assists them in observing the Code of Conduct.

The code seeks to ensure that Councillors are open, fair and transparent in the conduct of their official duties, that they respect others in the conduct of their public lives and ensure that any decision making on behalf of their Council is properly carried out.

Download the Councillors' Code of Conduct

Standards Committee make-up

The committee is made up of seven Borough Councillors and three non-voting Parish / Town Councillor co-optees. There is also an Independent Person who will be consulted at various stages in the process and may be invited to attend meetings.

Individual Parish Clerks should be contacted regarding the codes of conduct for parish councillors.

How to make a complaint about a councillor

If you think that a Borough councillor, parish councillor, Co-opted Member or former councillor has breached the Code of Conduct, you should send your complaint to the Council using the complaint form.

The complaint should set out the name of the councillor, the name of the relevant Council, the facts as you see them and the details of the alleged breach of the Code of Conduct.

You should try to provide as much evidence as possible with your complaint.

Use the form below to provide us with information about your complaint. A return email and postal address is shown on the form.

Download the Code of Conduct complaint form

Download the arrangements for dealing with standards complaints

Decisions of the Standards Committee

Use the links to view decisions made by the Standards Committee with respect of complaints made about Councillor conduct.

Register of Interests

Find out each councillor's register of interests on the councillor details page.