Declaration of Interest for Parish or Town Councillors
Last Updated: 1 September 2020
Parish and town councillors must register their disclosable monetary (financial) interests, as well as any other registerable interests (determined by their parish or town council, with the South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) Monitoring Officer).
The Register of Parish Councillors' Interests
The formal Register of Parish Councillors' Interests is available to the public for inspection at South Lakeland House in Kendal, which is open Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 5pm.
Declaration of Interest forms and addendum forms
Councillors must include their home address, as well as details of any other land or premises they have a financial interest in section 4 of their declaration interest form.
Addendum Gifts and Hospitality Form (PDF 66KB / 1 page) must be used if a parish or town councillor has completed a Declaration of Interest form and wishes to declare a new offer.
Addendum Other Registerable Interests form (PDF 73KB / 2 pages) must be used to declare 'other registerable interests', for example, appointments to outside bodies.
Councillors don't need to complete a new declaration form if they complete an addendum form, unless the change is to do with their 'registerable pecuniary interests' (ie the first part of the Declaration of Interest form, which covers the legal requirement to disclose). In this case, the councillor must complete a whole new Declaration of Interest form.
Government Guidance on Openness and Transparency
Government Guidance on Openness and Transparency provides basic practical guidance on transparency and personal interests.