Complaint about a Councillor

This complaints process is for Councillors only, if you wish to make a complaint about a Council Officer please see: Complaints About the Council

Arrangements for dealing with member code of conduct complaints

The 'arrangements' adopted by Council must include provision for the appointment by Council of at least one Independent Person. South Staffordshire Council has appointed persons for this purpose.

Members' Code of Conduct for South Staffordshire Council

If you want to complain about the conduct of a member of South Staffordshire Council or a member of one of the Parish Councils in South Staffordshire, you must complete a Code of Conduct complaint form and send it by post or email to:-

LORRAINE FOWKES MONITORING OFFICER

SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL

FREEPOST MID 21881

CODSALL

SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE

WV8 1ER

Email: Monitoring_Officer@sstaffs.gov.uk

The Councillors Code of Conduct was adopted by South Staffordshire District Council as required by Section 27 of the Localism Act, 2011 at a meeting of the Council held on 3.12.2019. The Council has a statutory duty under the Act to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by Members (Councillors) and co-opted members of the Council. This means that the Council expects Councillors to follow this Code when they are conducting the work of the Council, representing the Council on any external organisation, and otherwise acting in their official capacity.

To ensure the maintenance of our standards as a Council we are seeking public consultation for our Code of Conduct to make sure we align our standards with those expected of us by the public and central government.

To express your views and help in the process of creating a fair, inclusive and equal democratic environment please answer the below questions by clicking here Your responses will help in cultivating a progressive and effective Code of Conduct for South Staffordshire District Council. The closing date for responses is the 4th February 2021

How should councillors act towards members of the public/ fellow councillors?

How should Councillors treat important information?

In what ways can a councillor abuse their position?

Is it necessary for Councillors to make it known they are elected officials on their social media accounts?

What is deemed as inappropriate online behaviour?

Social Media is an extension of a person. How should councillors act online?

What information should be available to the public regarding member behaviour?

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