Each local council in England and Wales is subject to a Code of Conduct and the individual code for a council can be found on their own websites.
ChALC provides a number of Model Documents for members to access, these include:
Cheshire West & Chester have amended the Notification of Interests form slightly, regarding the line for signing and dating the form. Please be aware of this change when asking individuals to complete. This will make it easier to cover the signature which will be redacted before publication.
Should members wish to discuss their obligations under the code they can contact ChALC in confidence to do so. Please look at our training webpage for details of Code of Conduct training sessions available.
The previous Government Department (DCLG) provided initial guidance on the declaration of interests which may be of interest. The Guidance can be found here.
Cheshire Model Councillor Officer Protocol
In October 2023 Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Council, in collaboration with ChALC, launched the Model Councillor Officer Protocol. The purpose of this Protocol is to guide councillors and officers of the council in their relations with one another. The Protocol's intention is to build and maintain good working relationships between councillors and officers as they work together. The Protocol can be found HERE