The standards of conduct expected are set out in the code of conduct.
Each councillor has to sign up to the code of conduct when they accept office. By signing up to the code, a member is actively taking on a formal obligation to abide by its requirements.
The standards committee will investigate allegations that councillors have not behaved in an appropriate way.
If you believe that a councillor has breached the code of conduct, you can complain:
Director of Legal Services
Derbyshire County Council
fill in the complaints form (attached) and send it to the address printed on the form
Your complaint will be acknowledged and will then be looked at by a sub-committee of our standards committee who will decide whether it should be investigated.
This sub-committee is chaired by an independent member.