Code of Conduct; Register of Interests.

All Councillors are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct which covers the principles of public life and disclosing personal and pecuniary interests as defined by the Localism Act. It is up to individual Councillors to decide whether they have an interest or not, but there is a requirement to disclose and register a pecuniary interest.

In making all decisions, Councillors are expected to abide by the following principles : 

  • Selflessness
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Leadership

The Parish Council’s Code of Conduct is based on the SHDC model and is reviewed annually. It can be found here: Dartington Parish Council Members Code March 2017

Individual Parish Councillors are responsible for updating their interests with SHDC who holds this information.  Parish Councillors interests are available to download from this link: https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/3849/Register-of-Interests

Register of Interest Guidance Notes, the Register of Interests form and the Register of Interests Amendment Form are also available from the link above.