Councillor Complaint Decision Notices

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Councillors Code of Conduct and Investigations into Councillor Complaints

The Localism Act 2011 made changes for the consideration and investigation of Councillor Complaints by the Council. From 1 July 2012 the council was required to have in place "Arrangements" for dealing with allegations that Councillors had failed to comply with the Code of Conduct and also to investigate and determine those allegations. All complaints must be made in writing to the Monitoring Officer.

The council has now 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 Borough of Basingstoke and Deane have each adopted a Code of Conduct. Copies of the Code of Conduct can be obtained from the relevant Town or Parish Clerk.

After a decision has been made and forwarded to the appropriate parties the decision notice will be made available for public inspection, unless the Monitoring Officer determines that it should remain confidential or it contains exempt information. Decision Notices relating to complaints can be found below:

Date of Decision Decision Notice
26 October 2017 Councillor Roger Gardiner 043074 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [1,469kb]
8 December 2017 Councillor Ian Tilbury 043949 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [1,531kb]
23 January 2018 Councillor Paul Harvey 043946 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [693kb]
1 March 2018 Councillor David Potter 044084 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [175kb]
1 March 2018 Councillor Ian Tilbury 043949 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [169kb]
1 March 2018 Councillor Ian Tilbury 044216 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [168kb]
11 May 2018 Councillor Ken Rhatigan 044363 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [140kb]
16 November 2018 Councillor Tristan Robinson 044783 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [117kb]
02 April 2019 Appeal Decision Notice Councillor Tristan Robinson 044783/AGR (opens in a new window) (PDF) [166kb]
19 December 2018 Councillor Philip Kingston 044893 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [188kb]
25 January 2019 Councillor Clive Sanders 044747/AGR (opens in a new window) (PDF) [249kb]
25 January 2019 Councillor Nick Robinson 044748 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [365kb]
28 November 2019 Councillor Paul Harvey AGR/044080 and 044295 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [118kb]
28 November 2019 Councillor Laura James AGR/044080 and 044295 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [197kb]
28 November 2019 Councillor Michael Westbrook AGR/044080 and 044295 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [135kb]
15 June 2020 Appeal Decision Notice Councillor R Lissmann 045659/AGR (opens in a new window) (PDF) [402kb]
18 December 2020 Councillor Julian Jones 047630 (opens in a new window) (PDF) [325kb]
04 February 2021 Councillor Simon Bound 048555/AGR (opens in a new window) (PDF) [376kb]
31 March 2021 Appeal Decision Notice Councillor Simon Bound 048555/FT (opens in a new window) (PDF) [388kb]
04 February 2021 Councillor Andrew McCormick 048555/AGR (opens in a new window) (PDF) [383kb]
04 February 2021 Councillor David Potter 048389/AGR (opens in a new window) (PDF) [501kb]
04 February 2021 Councillor Onnalee Cubitt 048389/AGR (opens in a new window) (PDF) [514kb]
16 February 2021 Councillor Clare Read 047349/AGR (opens in a new window) (PDF) [514kb]

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