Help & advice

Councillors' Code of Conduct and Complaints against a Councillor

The Council has adopted a Code of Conduct that sets out rules governing the behaviour of its Councillors.

The Code of Conduct covers areas of individual behaviour such as Councillors not abusing their position or not misusing their authority’s resources. In addition, there are rules governing disclosure of interest and withdrawal from meetings where Councillors have relevant interests. Councillors are also required to record on the public register their financial and other interests.

In addition, the town and parish councils within the Hart District have each adopted their own separate Code of Conduct.

The Council’s Monitoring Officer is responsible for maintaining the register of interests for Hart’s councillors and the town and parish councillors within Hart District. The registers will be available for inspection during normal office hours, and on the website, in due course.

If you feel that you need to complain that a Councillor of Hart District Council, or a councillor of any town and parish council within the Hart District, has failed to comply with the appropriate Code of Conduct, you should complete the Complaint Form and send it to the Monitoring Officer at Hart District Council, or email it  Arrangements for Dealing with Allegations sets out how the Monitoring Officer will process the complaint.  Advice on Pre-Determination explains the concept.

March 2021 - Complaint received against Councillor Robertson of Hartley Wintney Parish Council
- Decision on
March 21 complaint

May 2022 - Complaint received against Councillors Davies and Oliver of Hart District Council
Decision on May 22 complaint