Standards Committee and Councillor Complaints

Promoting high standards/complaints against councillors.

The Council formed a Standards Committee as part of the ethical framework for Local Authorities established under the Localism Act 2011.

The role of the Committee is set out in article 9 of the Council’s Constitution and includes:

(a) promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct by Councillors and any Co-opted Members

(b) advising the Council on the adoption or revision of the Members’ Code of Conduct;

(c) advising, training and arranging to train Councillors and any Co-opted Members on matters relating to the Members’ Code of Conduct;

(d) hearing any complaints made against any Councillor or co-opted Member referred by the Monitoring Officer and Independent person following an investigation into that complaint.

Standards Committee agendas. Minutes and membership details

What is a complaint against a Councillor?

A complaint against a Councillor is an allegation that a Councillor has not observed the Code of Conduct for Members.  Please note that by law every District, Town or Parish Council has to approve their own Local Code of Conduct.

Scarborough Borough Council’s Member Code of Conduct is in the Council’s Constitution

How do I make a complaint against a Councillor?

Fill in our complaints form >

Alternatively, email or write to:

The Monitoring Officer
Scarborough Borough Council
Town Hall
St Nicholas Street
YO11 2HG.

Tel: 01723 232323

Please provide as much detail and supporting information as possible.

Your complaint will then be dealt with in accordance with our Standards Complaints Procedure.