Complaints about Purbeck District Council Councillors
All councillors in Purbeck, including parish and town council members, are bound by a Code of Conduct, which can be found in the Council's Constitution. The Code governs councillors' general behaviour and sets out things they must and must not do whilst acting in their official capacity and also explains what members must do when potential conflicts arise at meetings.
The Code includes rules requiring all councillors to register and declare interests, gifts and hospitality. These public registers can be inspected during office hours at the Purbeck District Council offices.
Anyone who considers that a member may have breached the Code of Conduct may make a complaint to the Purbeck Standards Committee.
Make a complaint
You can make a complaint using our complaints form.
Write to us
Any complaint about the conduct of a member of Purbeck District Council, or a member of one of the parish or town councils within the district, must be made in writing to the Chairman of the Standards Committee:
Chairman of the Standards Committee
c/o David Fairbairn
The Monitoring Officer
Purbeck District Council
If you make a complaint to the Standards Committee, it must explain why you think a member has breached the Code of Conduct.
The Standards Committee cannot deal with complaints about things that are not covered by the Code of Conduct. However, there may be other ways to pursue your complaint and the Monitoring Officer will advise you of courses of action.