EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL
RECRUITMENT OF INDEPENDENT PERSONS
COUNCILLORS CODE OF CONDUCT COMPLAINTS
Under the provisions of the Localism Act 2011, the Council is required to appoint at least one Independent Person to assist the Council in promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct amongst its elected Members and Town and Parish Councillors. The Independent Person:
- Will be consulted on the decision to investigate complaints and before a decision is made on an investigated complaint against a Councillor.
- May be consulted on other standards matters, including by the Councillor who is subject to an allegation.
- Will serve on any Panel convened to consider disciplinary action/dismissal of a Statutory Officer (Head of Paid Service, Chief Finance Officer, or Monitoring Officer).