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Code of conduct
We are committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct from our councillors and officers. These standards are detailed in the:
|Selflessness||Members should serve only the public interest and should never improperly confer an advantage or disadvantage on any person|
|Integrity||Members should not place themselves in situations where their integrity may be questioned, should not behave improperly and should on all occasions avoid the appearance of such behaviour.|
|Objectivity||Members should make decisions on merit, including when making appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards or benefits.|
|Accountability||Members should be accountable to the public for their actions and the manner in which they carry out their responsibilities, and should co-operate fully and honestly with any scrutiny appropriate to their particular office.|
|Openness||Members should be as open as possible about their actions and those of their authority and should be prepared to give reasons for those actions.|
|Honesty||Members should not place themselves in situations where their honesty may be questioned, should not behave improperly and should on all occasions avoid the appearance of such behaviour.|
|Leadership||Members should promote and support these principles by Leadership, and by example, and should act in a way that secures or preserves public confidence.|
How the council is managed
For more on the role of an officer and the role of a councillor, and how the council is run, go to council management.
Make a complaint about a councillor or a co-opted member
If a councillor or co-opted member of the council has failed to comply with the members' code of conduct, you can make a complaint about them. Find out how to make a complaint about a councillor.