All councillors are required to abide by a Code of Conduct adopted by the council, which sets out the standards of conduct expected of members of the council. The Code of Conduct applies to all councillors and to co-opted members of committees. The Code of Conduct, which forms part of the Council's Constitution is detailed in Part 5.1
Register of Members’ Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
The Code of Conduct requires all councillors and co-opted members to register various interests, such as membership of other organisations, the ownership of land, the receipt of gifts and hospitality, and significant financial interests.
Individual declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests can be found under “Members Interests” for each member listed on our Councillors' page.
Declarations in respect of gifts and hospitality (where received) are also listed under "Gifts and Hospitality".
Further guidance is set out in Declarations of Interest Guidance
Protocol on member/officer relations
The Nolan Committee’s Report on Standards of Conduct in Local Government recommend that every council should adopt a formal protocol setting out guidance for appropriate relationships between councillors and officers.
The protocol adopted by the council forms part of the Council's Constitution and is detailed in Part 5.3 of Part 5 - Codes and Protocols above