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Code of conduct for councillors

The Forest of Dean District Council has a duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by members and co-opted members of the authority. To fulfil this duty, the council has adopted the following:



Code of conduct for parish and town councils

The Council has also produced a template code of conduct for Parish and town councils:

(Note: there is no requirement for town and parish councils to adopt this template.  Anyone wishing to view the code of a specific town or parish council should contact them directly)

Complaints about councillors conduct

If you have concerns or wish to submit a complaint about the conduct of a district, town or parish councillor:

  • send to the monitoring officer by email or via post


The Monitoring Officer

The Monitoring Officer’s role is to ensure that the Council, its Officers and its elected members maintain high standards of conduct.

Duties of the Monitoring Officer include:

  • To report on matters he/she believes are, or are likely to be illegal or amount to maladministration
  • To be responsible for matters relating to the conduct of Councillors and Officers
  • To be responsible for the operation of the Council’s Constitution

You can contact the Monitoring Officer by:

You can contact the Deputy Monitoring Officer by: