Code of Conduct for District Councillors
South Lakeland District Council has adopted the following code
dealing with the conduct that is expected of members and co-opted
members of the Authority when they are acting in that capacity as
required by section 27 of the Localism Act 2011.
All Councillors have a duty to abide by the Code of Conduct,
and sanctions can be taken against a Councillor who has been found
to have breached any part of the Code.
A failure to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest is a
criminal offence. A breach of the Code may lead to a
complaint being made under the Council's Standards arrangements
Register of Members'
The Council’s Monitoring Officer has a duty
to maintain a Register of Members Interests of Members and
Co-optees of the Authority. Councillors are obliged to keep
their Register up-to-date and to inform the Monitoring Officer of
The register is open for inspection by the public at South
Lakeland House, Kendal, during normal office opening hours.
Please contact the Member Services Department for more
information. That Register is also published on the Council's
Website, Members' completed forms being available under their
individual details. District Council Co-optees' completed
interest forms are also available under their individual
The register contains those interests which must be disclosed
by legislation (these are called Disclosable Pecuniary Interests)
and those interests which the Council has also decided should be
registered (Other Registrable Interests).
The appropriate registration forms for District
Councillors can be obtained using the following link:-
In some circumstances, a dispensation can be granted to permit
a Member/Co-optee to take part in the business of the Authority,
even if they have a disclosable pecuniary interest relating to that
business. Written requests for dispensations must be made to
the Council's Monitoring Officer.
You can view details on the District Council’s
details on who to contact if you feel that the Code of Conduct has
been breached. You can also contact Democratic and
Democratic and Electoral Services
South Lakeland House
Cumbria LA9 4UF
Telephone: 0845 050 4434