Code of Conduct and Standards
Adopted Kent Code of Conduct and the Nolan Principles of Public Life. (The Code of Conduct is currently under review June 2020). The Parish Council prefaces the Code with the Nolan Principles to provide an ethical context and introduction to the Code.
Standing Orders for Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council
Openness and transparency on personal interests a guide for councillors
Department for Communities and Local Government
ISBN: 978-1-4098--3604-9 | published September 2013
'This guide on personal interests gives basic practical information about how to be open and transparent about your personal interests. It is designed to help councillors, including parish councillors, now that new standards arrangements have been introduced by the Localism Act 2011.
The new standards arrangements that Parliament has put in place mean that it is largely for councils themselves to decide their own local rules. It is essential that there is confidence that councillors everywhere are putting the public interest first and are not benefiting their own financial affairs from being a councillor. Accordingly, within the new standards arrangements there are national rules about councillors' interests.
The national rules are in Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011 and in the secondary legislation made under the Act, particularly in The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1464).' Department for Communities and Local Government