Carlisle City Council has a duty to promote high standards of conduct and, on 25 June 2012, the Council adopted a new Members Code of Conduct. (see below for a copy of the Code of Conduct)
The Standards Committee is politically balanced and has seven Members. In addition, the Council has an appointed Independent Person (unconnected with the authority) who advises and guides the Committee in the matters it deals with. If the Standards Committee is dealing with a complaint against a Parish Council member, representatives of the Parishes are also invited to participate in meetings (although they are unable to vote).
The Standards Committee will promote and maintain high standards of conduct by Councillors and Co-opted Members. It will assist and train Councillors and Co-opted Members and advise full Council on the Members’ Code of Conduct.
The Standards Committee also has the responsibility for considering any allegations received that a Councillor, Co-opted Member of Carlisle City Council or a Councillor on any Town or Parish Council within the District of Carlisle has failed to comply with their Code of Conduct.
If you want to complain that a Councillor or Co-opted Member of Carlisle City Council or a Councillor on any Town or Parish Council within the District of Carlisle has failed to comply with the Code of Conduct applicable to Members of those Authorities, then you should make your complaint in writing to:
The Monitoring Officer
Carlisle City Council
You must state the nature of the complaint and provide relevant evidence to substantiate your allegation.
A complaint form is available from the Monitoring Officer or below in the downloadable documents. If you first want to discuss your complaint with the Monitoring Officer, please contact Mark Lambert at the address below.
Mr M D Lambert
Director of Governance
Carlisle City Council
Tel: 01228 817019
Please note: The Standards Committee can only deal with complaints about the alleged behaviour and conduct of a Councillor. It will not deal with complaints about any of the Council’s departments or matters not covered by the Council’s Code of Conduct.