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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.

Code of conduct September 2013 (PDF/475KB/8pages)

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.

Guidance on gifts and hospitality (PDF/32KB/5pages)

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

Declaration of Interests form for South Lakeland District Council Members and Co-optees (PDF/109KB/8 pages)

Addendum: Gifts and Hospitality (PDF/85KB/1 page)

Addendum: Other Registrable Interest (PDF/92KB/2 pages)

Dispensations

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.

South Lakeland District Council's register of dispensations

Complaints

Complaints will be considered by the standards committee. You can also contact democratic and electoral services