Code of Conduct

The Parish 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 the Parish Council's resources. In addition, there are rules governing disclosure of interests and withdrawal from meetings where councillors have relevant interests. Councillors are also required to record on the public register their financial and other interests.

The main principles of the Code are:

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Monitoring Officer, is responsible for maintaining the register of interests for both Basingstoke and Deane Borough councillors as well as all parish councillors for the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane. The registers are available for inspection at the Borough Council's offices during normal office hours. It is recommended that an appointment is made to view these files by emailing:

For more information please read the Code of Conduct document.