General information is available on the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) website, no log in required:
Information and help on holding remote meetings is available on the Local Government Association website, no log in required:
Members of DALC can access further information at www.devonalc.org.uk
Register of interests
Town and Parish Councillors are asked to complete their register of interests form and provide to their Clerk. These forms can either be scanned and emailed to email@example.com or posted to Democratic Services, East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Border Road, Heathpark Industrial Estate,
Honiton, EX14 1EJ. Any forms received by post will be scanned and returned to the Clerk. Redacted forms (with the signature of the councillor removed) will be published on the council's website under Register of interests for town and parish councils.
Information for Councillors:
Please note, you must also declare any interest of a ‘relevant person’ (spouse or civil partner or of any person with whom you are living as husband or wife or as civil partners) on sections 1 – 6 of the Register of Interests form, as defined in the Code.
Since 2012, failure to notify the Monitoring Officer of a disclosable pecuniary interest without reasonable excuse has been a criminal offence. It is also an offence to knowingly or recklessly provide false or misleading information about a disclosable pecuniary interest. Any person may refer possible offences to the police for investigation; the courts have power to impose significant fines and/or disqualification from being a member or co-opted member for a period of up to five years.
If you believe the public disclosure of an interest could lead to you or a person connected with you being subject to violence or intimidation, please contact the Monitoring Officer.
Declaration of acceptance of office
Declaration of acceptance of office forms need to be signed, and retained by the Clerk.
The calculation recommended for town and parish council special responsibility allowance and basic allowance is based on a percentage of district councillor allowances. This is calculated as follows:
- 10 per cent of the district council basic allowance
- 7 per cent of the district council basic allowance