At the last full Council meeting on Thursday 28th June 2012, the Parish Council adopted a new Code of Conduct for all Councillors. This came into effect as from 1st July 2012.
The new arrangements for the standards and conduct of Members include a Code of Conduct based on the ‘Nolan Principles’, the involvement of an independent person in the investigation of allegations of misconduct, a register of Members’ Pecuniary interests and a new criminal offence of failing to declare or register Pecuniary Interests.
The new Code of Conduct continues with the behavioural aspects of the previous Code of Conduct and the provisions relating to Personal and Prejudicial Interests and ‘bolts on’ the new provisions relating to Disclosable Pecuniary Interests as contained within the Regulations made under the Localism Act 2011.
The formal Notice of Adoption of the new Code of Conduct can be seen here. A signed copy of the Notice is displayed in the notice board outside the Parish Office at Roffey Millennium Hall.
The Parish Council’s new Code of Conduct can be read here.
Within the next 28 days all Parish Councillors will be required to complete a Register of Interests. Under the new Code of Conduct these have to be displayed on the Council’s website and this will be done over the next couple of weeks. You will be able to see them here.