The Localism Act
In accordance with the Localism Act 2011 councils are responsible for promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by their members. All councils, including town and parish councils, are required to adopt their own Code of Conduct. The Town and Parish Councils in North Lincolnshire have adopted the Council's Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct
All councils have had to adopt a Code of Conduct. All councillors must sign up to it. The Code sets out 7 general principles:
North Lincolnshire Council's Code of Conduct sets out the conduct expected of members and the types of interest that they need to declare at meetings and in their register of interests and reflects the provisions of the Localism Act 2011.
The Council has published 'Arrangements' which set out how a complaint that a member may have breached the Code of Conduct will be handled.
Details of Interests registered by members and co-opted members of North Lincolnshire Council and Parish and Town Councils in North Lincolnshire can be found here. Copies are also kept in a register that anyone can inspect at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe by appointment. To do so please contact Democratic Services on 01724 296230.
North Lincolnshire Council is also responsible for maintaining the registers for Parish and Town Councils in their area. The clerk to those councils also have copies.