Complaints about Councillors

The Managing Director is responsible for considering complaints that a Councillor may have breached the Code of Conduct for Councillors.

The complaint must be about conduct that occurred while the member complained about was in office. Conduct of an individual before they were elected, co-opted or appointed to the authority, or after they have resigned or otherwise ceased to be a member, cannot be considered by the Managing Director.

The complaint must be about one or more named members of the following authorities:

  • The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Bisham Parish Council
  • Bray Parish Council
  • Cookham Parish Council
  • Cox Green Parish Council
  • Datchet Parish Council
  • Eton Town Council
  • Horton Parish Council
  • Hurley Parish Council
  • Old Windsor Parish Council
  • Shottesbrooke Parish Meeting
  • Sunningdale Parish Council
  • Sunninghill & Ascot Parish Council
  • Waltham St Lawrence Parish Council
  • White Waltham Parish Council
  • Wraysbury Parish Council

The complaint must be made in writing. If a disability prevents a person from making a complaint in writing, they may contact the Monitoring Officer for assistance. It is very important that the complaint is set out fully and clearly, and all the information is provided at the outset. The complaint should be as detailed as possible and should be substantiated where possible.

Not every complaint that falls within the jurisdiction of the Managing Director will be referred for investigation or other action. When a complaint is received, the Managing Director will decide on whether a complaint requires formal investigation or any other action, in consultation with the Independent Person, as appropriate. The Council's arrangements for dealing with the breach will be proportionate to the complaint and will be timely and effective. If the Managing Director feels that it is inappropriate to take a decision on a complaint, the Managing Director will refer the particular complaint to a nominee. If the Managing Director decides not to refer the complaint for investigation or other action, reasons will be given.

The Managing Director will consult the Independent Person before he makes a decision on an allegation that the Managing Director has decided requires investigation.

Further Information:

For further information please contact the Democratic Services Manager:-

By email: democratic.services@rbwm.gov.uk

By Phone: 01628 796529

By Post: Democratic Services, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF

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Modified: 2013-12-12
Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:13:51
Author: Karen Williams
Editor: Karen.Williams
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