North Horsham Parish Council’s Code of Conduct is based on Horsham District Council’s model document which has at its core the ‘Nolan Principles’, the involvement of an independent person in the investigation of allegations of misconduct, a register of Members’ Pecuniary interests and a criminal offence of failing to declare or register Pecuniary Interests. The Code of Conduct includes provisions relating to Disclosable Pecuniary Interests as contained within the Regulations made under the Localism Act 2011.
North Horsham Parish Council’s Code of Conduct was originally adopted in July 2012 but, following the decision by Horsham District Council to adopt the Local Government Association’s New Model Code (with minor amendments as recommended by Standards Committee) on 28th April 2021, the Parish Council has adopted a Code of Conduct based on that document. A notice of amendment can be seen here. Please click the following link to see the latest Code of Conduct.
All Parish Councillors are required to complete a Register of Interests within 28 days of taking office. Under the Code of Conduct these have to be displayed on the Council’s website. You can see the individual Registers of Interest here.
In addition to the Code of Conduct, at the Council Meeting held 1st September 2022, the Parish Council resolved to sign the Civility and Respect Pledge
By the Council signing up to the Civility and Respect Pledge it demonstrates that North Horsham Parish Council is committed to treating Councillors, Clerks, employees, members of the public, representatives of partner organisations, and volunteers, with civility and respect in their role.