In July 2012 Stevenage Borough Council adopted a new Code of Conduct for elected and co opted members. This Code is one of the new arrangements made by the Council for promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct for its members. These new measures have been brought about by the Localism Act 2011 (The Act) and are significantly different from the previous ethical standards regime. An important change is that both the Code of Conduct and these arrangements generally will now differ from authority to authority.
The Code of Conduct is a set of standards that all Councillors and any co-opted person who sit on Council committees must agree to follow.
It covers areas of individual behaviour like not abusing their position or misusing authority resources. There are also rules outlining disclosure of interest and withdrawal from meetings where they have an interest. Members are also required to record their financial and other interests on the public register.
If you wish to make a complaint, please write or email to –
The Borough Solicitor
Stevenage Borough Council
The Monitoring Officer (the Borough Solicitor) is a senior officer of the authority who has statutory responsibility for maintaining the register of members’ interests and who is responsible for administering the system in respect of complaints of member misconduct.
In order to ensure that we have all the information which we need to be able to process your complaint, please complete and send us a complaint form, a copy of which can be downloaded using the link on the right, and which is also available on request from the Customer Service Centre at Daneshill House (Tel: 01438 242242).