Complaints about councillor conduct
If you wish to complain about the conduct of a member of South Cambridgeshire District Council or a member of a town or parish council in South Cambridgeshire, please complete The Code of Conduct Complaint Form. [PDF, 0.5MB]
The completed form should be emailed to the Monitoring Officer or posted to:
The Monitoring Officer
South Cambridgeshire District Council
South Cambridgeshire Hall
Cambourne Business Park
In your complaint you should set out in full (attaching evidence as appropriate) why you think a member has not followed the Councillor Code of Conduct.
Please note the Monitoring Officer can only deal with complaints about the behaviour of a member and cannot receive complaints about things that are not covered by the Members' Code of Conduct, such as maladministration.
Usually, within 5 working days of receiving a valid Code of Conduct complaint and supporting evidence the Monitoring Officer will:
- Acknowledge receipt of your complaint
- Contact the subject Member with a copy of the complaint and evidence
- Ask the subject Member to provide a written response to the allegation(s) and supporting evidence, usually within 5 working days
Please note that if your complaint relates to a Town or Parish Councillor, then you should make a complaint to the relevant Town or Parish Council in the first instance.
The Council’s Civic Affairs Committee has oversight of complaints regarding councillors and details about this committee.
- Visit the Local Government Ombudsman website for advice about making a complaint.
- Get free independent advice from your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
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