Code of Conduct
You are a member or co-opted member of Preshute Parish
Council and hence you shall have regard to the following
principles - selflessness, integrity, objectivity,
accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
You must promote and support high standards of conduct when
serving in your public post, in particular as characterised by
the following requirements, by leadership and example.
Accordingly, when acting in your capacity as a member or
- You must act solely in the public interest and should never
improperly confer an advantage or disadvantage on any person
or act to gain financial or other material benefits for
yourself, your family, a friend or close associate.
- You must not place yourself under a financial or other
obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might
seek to influence you in the performance of your official
- when carrying out your public duties you must make all
choices, such as making appointments, awarding contracts or
recommending individuals for rewards benefits, on merit.
- You are accountable for your decisions to the public and you
must co-operate fully with whatever scrutiny is appropriate to
- You must be as open as possible about your decisions and
actions and the decisions and actions of your authority, and
should be prepared to give reasons for those decisions and
- You must declare any private interests, both pecuniary and
non-pecuniary, that relate to your public duties, and must
take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that
protects the public interest, including registering and
declaring interests in a manner conforming with the procedures
set out below.
- You must, when using or authorising the use by others of the
resources of your authority, ensure that such resources are
not used improperly for political purposes (including party
political purposes) and you must have regard to any applicable
Local Authority Code of Publicity made under the Local
Government Act 1986.
[Members of Wiltshire Council will have regard to the
Roles and Responsibilities of Wiltshire Councillors according to
Appendix 1 and Wiltshire Council Behaviours Framework at
Registering and declaring pecuniary and non-pecuniary
- You must, within 28 days of taking office as a member or
co-opted member, notify your authority’s monitoring officer of
any disclosable pecuniary interest as defined by regulations
made by the Secretary of State, where the pecuniary interest
is yours, your spouse’s or civil partner’s, or is the
pecuniary interest of somebody with whom you are living as a
husband of wife, or as if you were civil partners.
- In addition, you must, within 28 days of taking office as a
member or co-opted member, notify your authority’s monitoring
officer of any disclosable pecuniary or non- pecuniary
interests which your authority has decided should be included
in the register.
- If an interest has not been entered onto the authority’s
register you must disclose the interest to any meeting of
authority at which you are present, where you have a
disclosable interest in any matter being considered and where
the matter is not a sensitive interest.
- Following any disclosure of an interest which is not on the
authority’s register or the subject of pending notification,
you must notify the monitoring officer of the interest within
28 days beginning with the date of disclosure.
- Unless dispensation has been granted, you may not
participate in any discussion of, vote on, or discharge any
function related to any matter in which you have a pecuniary
interest as defined by regulations made by the Secretary of
State. Additionally, you must observe the restrictions
your authority places on your involvement in matters where you
have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest as defined by your
Code of Conduct June 2018