Councillor conduct and standards


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Shropshire Council (17 005 743)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 13-Nov-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman found no fault on Ms D's complaint that the Council failed to properly investigate her complaint about a local parish councillor's behaviour breaching the Code of Conduct for Members. There was no fault in the way the Council's monitoring officer decided the councillor had not acted within an official capacity during contact with Ms D.

  • Allerdale Borough Council (17 011 258)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 08-Nov-2017

    Summary: Mr X complained about the actions of a parish councillor and members of the Parish Council. The Ombudsman does not intend to investigate this complaint. Parish councils are not within the Ombudsman's jurisdiction and there is no evidence of fault in the Monitoring Officer's investigation of the complaint.

  • Rushcliffe Borough Council (17 012 241)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 08-Nov-2017

    Summary: Mrs Y complains a parish councillor interfered with her sale of a piece of land and as a result Mrs Y had to reduce the sale price. We will not investigate as we cannot change the outcome of the complaint or achieve any meaningful outcome for Mrs Y. In addition, ultimately it was Mrs Y's own decision to accept a lower price for her land and not something we could directly link to the councillor's actions.

  • East Dorset District Council (17 011 572)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 07-Nov-2017

    Summary: We will not investigate Mrs Y's complaint as it is made late. Mrs Y is not caused any significant, personal injustice and the initial complaint is outside our jurisdiction. For these reasons, we do not intend to investigate.

  • Torbay Council (17 000 722)

    Statement Upheld Councillor conduct and standards 03-Nov-2017

    Summary: The complaint is about a delay in responding to a complaint about a Councillor under the Council's Code of Conduct. I have upheld the complaint. The Council has agreed to my recommendations.

  • Cornwall Council (17 012 561)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 03-Nov-2017

    Summary: Ms Y complains in her position as a councillor. We cannot therefore investigate her complaint as it is outside our legal remit.

  • Rushcliffe Borough Council (17 012 246)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 01-Nov-2017

    Summary: Mr Y was a town councillor and complains about the Council's consideration of a complaint that was made against him. This complaint is outside our legal remit as it arises from Mr Y's position as a councillor. Mr Y also complains the Council has failed to provide an adequately resourced Monitoring Officer service. This complaint is also outside our legal remit as Mr Y makes this complaint from his position as a councillor.

  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (17 012 346)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 31-Oct-2017

    Summary: We cannot investigate Mrs Y's complaint as she complains as a member of the Council, a councillor, and not as a member of the public. Mrs Y's complaint is therefore outside our legal remit.

  • Telford & Wrekin Council (16 019 403)

    Statement Not upheld Councillor conduct and standards 30-Oct-2017

    Summary: Mr B has complained that, when granting planning permission for a new dwelling on a site adjoining his garden, some members of the Planning Committee breached the Code of Conduct. The Ombudsman has found no fault in the Monitoring Officer's decision to take no further action on Mr B's complaint.

  • Surrey Heath Borough Council (17 009 184)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Councillor conduct and standards 25-Oct-2017

    Summary: We will not investigate how the Council dealt with Mr Y's complaint about the actions of a councillor as it is unlikely we will find fault by the Council and Mr Y is not caused significant injustice.

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