Conduct of councillors and how to make a complaint; and Register of members' interests

How do I complain about a councillor?

Members of the public concerned about the conduct of a councillor, or councillors, can make complaints directly to Adur District Council or Worthing Borough Council.

All councillors have to keep to a Code of Conduct to ensure that they maintain the high ethical standards the public expect from them. If a complainant reveals that a potential breach of this Code has taken place, Adur District Council or Worthing Borough Council may refer the allegations for investigation or decide to take other action.

The complaint should be set out in the complaint form appropriate for the Council the councillor sits on:

Adur District Council councillor complaints

Complaints, should be submitted, in writing using the form below:

They should be sent to:

Worthing Borough Council councillor complaints

Complaints, should be submitted, in writing using the form below:

They should be sent to:

How a complaint under the Code of Conduct will be managed:

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Code of conduct for councillors

The Code of Conduct was adopted by Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council under the Localism Act 2011.

A copy of the of the adopted Code of Conducts are available below:

Code of Conduct matters are in the terms of reference of the Joint Governance Committee.

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View the register of members' interests

Adur DC and Worthing BC

The register of members' interests is available to view of each councillor's individual page:

Parish Councils

The register of members' interests for members of Lancing Parish Council and Sompting Parish Council is available to download as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet:

See also the Parish Council websites: 

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Page last updated: 03 March 2020