Torbay Council recognises the importance of high standards of conduct and ethics from its politicians and officers. The Council strives to ensure that its politicians and officers maintain these standards when representing the Council and the people of Torbay.
The Localism Act 2011 abolished the Standards Board regime and the national code of conduct that went with it and replaced it with a requirement that authorities promote and maintain high standards of conduct by members. Part of this requirement is that the Council adopts a ‘local’ code of conduct dealing with what is expected of members and co-opted members of the authority when they are acting in that capacity and that such code makes appropriate provision for the registration by members of pecuniary and other interests of members. This code was adopted by the Council at its meeting of 12 July 2012.
The Code of Conduct ensures high standards and sets out the rules for how members should carry out their duties. It also covers areas of individual behaviour and makes sure members do not abuse their position or the Council’s resources. The Code of Conduct is a document that can be found in the latest version of Torbay Council Constitution.
Part of the Code of Conduct requires members and independent co-opted members to declare pecuniary interests, and what qualifies as a pecuniary interest is defined with the code of conduct. Members are required to complete a register of their pecuniary interests and where they have a pecuniary interest in a matter being determined they are not entitled to take part in that decision. The register for the Mayor, Councillors and Co-opted members is updated annually and can be found by viewing the Councillors page. The register for Brixham Town Councillors can be found below.
Complaints about a Councillor
If you consider the Mayor or Councillors conduct has breached the Code of Consuct please complete the Member Complaint Form and return it to:
The Monitoring Officer
c/o Governance Support
c/o Governance Support
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