If you believe a councillor has breached the Parish or County Member's Code of Conduct and you'd like to make a complaint, please complete the form on this page.
Download guidance on what constitutes a complaint
Download our arrangements for dealing with conduct complaints
Your address and contact details will not usually be released unless necessary or to deal with your complaint.
People we will tell that you have made the complaint:
We will give them your name and a summary of your complaint, or full details where necessary or appropriate to be able to deal with the complaint.
Please explain what the councillor has done that you believe breaches the Code of Conduct.
If you're complaining about more than one councillor, clearly explain what each individual person has done that you believe breaches the Code.
It's important to include all the information you'd like to have taken into account when a decision is made about whether to take any action on your complaint - for example:
In the interests of fairness and justice, we believe councillors who are complained about have a right to know who has made the complaint.
We also believe they have a right to be provided with a summary of the complaint.
We're unlikely to withhold your identity or complaint details unless you have good reason to believe you will suffer significantly by physical or mental detriment.
Requests for confidentiality or suppression of complaint details will not automatically be granted. We'll consider your request alongside the substance of your complaint and will let you know the decision.
If your request is not granted, we'll usually give you the option to withdraw your complaint. However, in certain exceptional circumstances where the matter complained about is very serious, we can proceed with an investigation or take other action and disclose your name, even if you have asked us not to.
You can find our privacy notices and information on how we process any information you give us on our GDPR (data protection) page