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code of conduct

Code of Conduct

The Winstred Hundred Parish Council follows the model ‘Code of Conduct’ as issued by the ‘Standards Board for England’ under the Local Government Act 2000.  The latest version of this document is in Adobe Acrobat format and can be read or downloaded from this site here.

The Code addresses the following subject matter:

General obligations under the Code of Conduct

  • Treating others with respect
  • Complying with equality laws
  • Bullying and intimidation
  • Compromising the impartiality of officers of the authority
  • Disclosing confidential information
  • Preventing access to information
  • Disrepute
  • Using your position improperly
  • The authority’s resources
  • Using resources for proper purposes only
  • Considering advice provided to you and giving reasons

Personal and prejudicial interests

Personal interests

  • Interests you must register
  • Interests that are not on your register

Prejudicial interests

  • What is a prejudicial interest?
  • What to do when you have a prejudicial interest
  • Dispensations

Special categories of interests

  • Gifts and hospitality
  • Overview and scrutiny committee meetings
  • Executive or cabinet roles
  • Sensitive information