Moral Code adopted by Councillors

At their meeting early in March, Parish councillors adopted the ‘Moral Code of Conduct Order 2001’. The Code seeks to ensure the integrity and transparency of all activities by councillors when conducting the business of the Council. Personal interests in matters under discussion will be declared. Prejudicial interest is one that ‘a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would regard as so significant that it is likely to prejudice a member’s judgement of the public interest.’ Any member with a prejudicial interest would be required to withdraw from the room where a meeting is being held. A Register of Interests is being compiled which will be held available for public inspection.

www.hmso.gov.uk