Complaints - Council Members

Complaints about Member Conduct

The Localism Act 2011 requires the Council to adopt a code of conduct for its members and ensure that arrangements are in place to investigate, and determine, allegations of failures to comply with Borough or Parish Council codes in its area.

The Code sets out a number of general principles which Councillors must follow when undertaking their public duties and covers issues such as:-

  • standards of personal behaviour;
  • relationships with members of the public, paid council officials and other councillors;
  • procedures for registering and declaring personal interests;
  • procedures for dealing with any offers of gifts or hospitality.

What is the Code of Conduct?

A full copy of the Borough Council's Code of Conduct is included in Part 5 of the Council's Constitution. Alternatively, a hard copy is available on request from the Council's Monitoring Officer.

Copies of Parish/Town Council Codes of Conduct are available directly from the relevant Council. 

How do I make a Complaint?

Complaints must be made in writing, preferably using the Council's standard complaint form, and addressed to the Council's Monitoring Officer:

Online Complaint Form or, paper Complaint Form (pdf 44kb) - Use of the complaint form should ensure that you provide all information that will be required by the Standards Committee in assessing your complaint.

Alistair Welch
Head of Law and Administration
Stafford Borough Council
Civic Centre
Riverside
Stafford  ST16 3AQ

Contact
Tel: 01785 619204
Fax: 01785 619619
Email: monitoringofficer@staffordbc.gov.uk
Related links
Adobe Reader
Complaint Form (pdf 44kb)
Related documents
Code of Conduct for Members (pdf 77kb)
Parish Clerks/Councils (pdf 60kb)
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