What is a Councillor?
Councillors have three main components to their work:
Decision Making – Through meetings and attending committees, Councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.
Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
Getting involved locally - as local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. These responsibilities and duties often depend on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available, and may include:
•Going to meetings of local organisations •Going to meetings of organisations affecting the wider community •Taking up issues on behalf of members of the public •Acting as a signpost for Council Services
Councillors' Code of Conduct
Burton Overy Parish Council, as a public authority, believes in promoting the highest standards in public life.
In order to underpin these ethical standards and in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, the Council has adopted a Code of Conduct for Parish Councillors (whether elected or co-opted), who are required to abide by the code. The Code of Conduct is based on the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.
- Code of Conduct (PDF, 101 Kb)
National Association of Local Council's (NALC) Code of Conduct for Parish Councils.
Reviewed and approved annually.