Preshute Parish Council
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.
Code of Conduct
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 co-opted
1. 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
Registering and declaring pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests
2. 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
3. When carrying out your public duties you must
make all choices, such as making public appointments, awarding
contracts or recommending individuals for rewards or benefits, on
4. You are accountable for your decisions to the
public and you must co-operate fully with whatever scrutiny is
appropriate to your office.
5. 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 actions.
6. 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
7. You must, when using or authorising the use
by others of the resources of your Parish, 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.
8. You must, within 28 days of taking
office as a member or co-opted member, notify the Clerk 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.
9. In addition, you must, within 28 days of
taking office as a member or co-opted member, notify the Clerk of
any disclosable pecuniary or non- pecuniary interests which
Preshute Parish Council has decided should be included in the
10. If an interest has not been entered onto the
Parish register you must disclose the interest to any meeting of
the Parish 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.
11. Following any disclosure of an interest
which is not on the Parish’s register or the subject of pending
notification, you must notify the Clerk of the interest within 28
days beginning with the date of disclosure.
12. 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 the Parish Council
places on your involvement in matters where you have a pecuniary
or non-pecuniary interest as defined by your authority.
Code of Conduct June 2018