1. How to complain
Any complaint about the conduct of a councillor should made using the Councillor Complaint Form online.
How to fill in the form
It is very important that you complete the form fully giving as much detail as possible.
Please list the paragraphs of the Code of Conduct that you feel have been breached and by whom, providing a brief description of the event/actions that led to the breach. Please reference/provide the relevant evidence to support the alleged breach such as email exchanges, witness accounts or recordings.
For example if you felt a Councillor acting in his or her official capacity had acted inappropriately, you would explain what had transpired, provide written or video footage if applicable as evidence and list the below paragraph from the Code of Conduct:
5. You must not –
(h) conduct yourself in a manner or behave in such a way so as to give a reasonable person the impression that you have brought your office or the Council into disrepute.
All complaints must be lodged on the official form in order for us to progress it any further.
Once received, we will acknowledge your complaint within five working days and you can expect a response on the next stage of your complaint within four weeks.
Relevant Codes of Conduct can be located on each of the Parish or Town Councils' home page to which we have provided the links below: