Every relevant local authority in England, including Stratford-on-Avon District Council (SDC) and all town and parish councils within the district, must by law have a code of conduct to regulate the conduct of its respective councillors. The code adopted is for each local council to decide.
By law, these various codes can only apply when a councillor is acting in their role as a councillor, either as an elected or co-opted member of a council. In some limited circumstances it might also apply where someone who is not a member of a council is co-opted as a member of a committee or sub-committee of a council.
Some town and parish councils in the district have also adopted the LGA Model Code, but others are operating the other Model Codes.
Following election or co-option to office as a member of SDC or any town or parish council in the district, a councillor must complete a form (Declaration of Interest Form) giving details of certain prescribed personal financial interests and some other registerable interests as defined by the Code adopted by their Council.
The Monitoring Officer then publishes these details on a public register. Please contact our Monitoring Officer with any complaints of councillor misconduct
The Council also has a policy in place to help ensure that Councillor complaints are pursued in a reasonable manner (Unreasonable Behaviour Policy)