The Code of Conduct covers matters such as declarations of interest, treating others with respect, not bringing the Council into disrepute.
If you have concern about the conduct of a councillor (District, Parish or Town Council) and you think they have breached the Code, you are entitled to make a complaint.
Complaints should be submitted in writing using the form below, and sent to:Monitoring Officer,
North East Derbyshire District Council,
You can email the form to
The complainant should ensure that they have clearly identified the breaches of the Code they are alleging against the Councillor.
The complaint cannot be about a Council decision or service delivery issue.
We have produced a summary for ease of understanding:
- Complaints summary (.pdf | 115kb)
- Detailed guidance on the Councillor Complaints Procedure (.pdf | 526kb)
Complaints are assessed by the Monitoring Officer who is responsible for deciding how each complaint is dealt with.
The Monitoring Officer will decide, following consultation with an independent person, if the complaint is within the jurisdiction of the Code and if there should be an investigation, or if other action should be taken to address the complaint or the conduct of the Member, or if no further action is to be taken.
If a complaint is investigated it may lead to a Standards Committee Hearing and a sanction against the councillor concerned.
Can I View Councillors’ Register of Interests Forms?
The register of interests form submitted by each Councillor can be found on their individual information pages on our democracy website.
Do Parish Councils Have Their Own Code of Conduct?
Parish Councils can adopt their own Codes of Conduct. Details of the Parish Councils within North East Derbyshire District are available online.
Do Councillors Receive Training on the Code of Conduct?
The MO delivers regular training to Parish Councils on code of conduct matters. If you are a Parish Councillor you can register for attendance at a forthcoming training session by contacting