Code of conduct overview
Code of conduct for councillors
Members have to follow our code of conduct.
Action can be taken against them if they don't.
The protocol on member/employee relations can be found in Part 5 of the Council's Constitution.
Guidance on gifts and hospitality for members and co-opted members can be found below.
A breach of the code may lead to a complaint being made under our standards arrangements.
This government guidance (PDF/102KB/12 pages) has more information.
Register of members' interests
We keep register of interests of members and co-optees.
Councillors have to keep this up-to-date and declare any changes.
You can come and look at the register at South Lakeland House.
Please contact us to find out more.
It is also published online.
District council co optees' interest forms are also available under their individual details.
The website shows the current registers for members and co optees. Previous registers of current councillors and co optees are held at our offices.
Registration forms for councillors
Addendum: Gifts and Hospitality (PDF/85KB/1 page)
In some circumstances, a councillor or co optee is allowed to take part in council business even if they have a financial interest in it.
Complaints will be considered by the standards committee. You can also contact democratic and electoral services