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Complaints about councillors

Your councillors are required to observe the council's local code of conduct.

If you wish to complain that a district, parish or town councillor has breached their council's code of conduct you can report it to us.

Make a complaint

When we receive your complaint we'll send you an acknowledgement.

You can use our complaints form (Word doc) [369KB] to tell us about the complaint.

You can email the form to or print it out, complete it and post it to:

Nurainatta Katevu
Monitoring Officer
Uttlesford District Council
Council Offices
London Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4ER


How we deal with your complaint

Your complaint will be considered by:

  • the council's Monitoring Officer
  • an Independent Person appointed by us

They will decide whether the complaint warrants a full investigation.

The Monitoring Officer must be satisfied that:

  • the subject of the complaint was a member of the district or parish/town council at the time
  • that the complaint, if proved, would amount to a breach of that council's code of conduct

Not all complaints will be passed for action.

If a complaint is not investigated

If it is decided that the complaint should not be investigated you will be notified of this decision.

If a complaint is investigated

If it is agreed that the complaint warrants investigation the Monitoring Officer will arrange for an investigation to be carried out.

The investigating officer will produce a report on whether the allegation constitutes a breach of the code of conduct, and if so may require a hearing before the Standards Committee.

You can find full details in the our Procedure for Considering a Complaint under the Code of Conduct for Councillors (PDF) [128KB] .