From today the 9th July 2012 when a Town or Parish Councillor signs their Declaration of acceptance of Office there is no longer an undertaking by the councillor to abide by the town or parish councils code of conduct.

As there is no Ombudsman for Parish Councils this only leaves residents, councillors and clerks with recourse to the police where a councillor may have failed to disclose a pecuniary interest.

Parish Council Complaints May 2012

Parish Council Complaints June 2012

To read our editorial "Failure, self regulation and parish councils" Click here...

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