The council, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, has established a standards and appeals committee to promote and maintain high standards of conduct amongst members of the borough council and co-opted members. An independent person has been appointed and will be consulted on the conduct of members in the event of a complaint being received.
The standards and appeals committee is currently responsible for the following main activities:
Dealing with the following miscellaneous appeals:
Pursuant to section 28(12) of the Localism Act 2011, the borough council on 20 June 2012 adopted a new code of conduct to take effect from 1 July 2012.
If you want to complain about the conduct of a member of Amber Valley Borough Council, you must submit your complaint in writing to:
The standards and appeals committee - Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3BT.
The standards and appeals committee can only deal with complaints about the behaviour of a member. It will not deal with complaints about things that are not covered by the members' code of conduct. If you make a complaint to the standards and appeals committee it must be about why you think a member has not followed the code of conduct, download a members code of conduct complaint form
Under Section 33 of the Localism Act 2011, dispensations can be granted to a member of the council in the following circumstances:
Any grant of a dispensation must specify how long it lasts for, up to a maximum of four years.
The council has delegated the power to grant dispensations to the standards and appeals committee or a dispensations sub-committee appointed by the sub-committee, or to the monitoring Officer. Items 1 and 4 will be dealt with by the monitoring officer under delegated powers.
You can apply for a dispensation by downloading and completing the dispensation application form and sending it to the monitoring officer. Please remember that dispensations have to be dealt with at a properly constituted meeting of the standards and appeals committee. Therefore you should allow sufficient time for that meeting to be called and proper notice given. Your application should be sent to the monitoring officer no less than 14 days before the date when the matter is to be considered.
Signed and completed forms should be sent to the monitoring officer, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3BT. You can contact the monitoring officer on 01773 841397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Template register of interest forms for parish and town councillors are available on request from democratic services using the contact details below.
Contact the team directly on 01773 841631 or email email@example.com