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Bedford Borough Council adopts new code of conduct for members

As required by the Localism Act 2011, a new Code of Conduct for Bedford Borough Council Members has now come into effect.  

 

Much of the new code is based on the Council’s current Code of Conduct and the general obligations it places on Members are unchanged as are the requirements relating to Executive Members’ attendance at Overview and Scrutiny Committees. In addition, Members are still required to register and declare interests at meetings but the current distinction between personal and prejudicial interests has been replaced with ‘local’ and ‘disclosable pecuniary’ interests.

 

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests are those which the Secretary of State has determined must be registered - the Council has decided Members must also disclose Disclosable Pecuniary Interests at meetings. Local interests are those which the Council has decided Members must register and disclose. The interests which Members are required to register are set out in the Code of Conduct and must be registered within 28 days of the Code coming into effect. When completed, the register of interests will also be published on the Council website.

 

Philip Simpkins, Chief Executive at Bedford Borough Council, said: “Bedford Borough Council and its Members are committed to operating in an open and transparent fashion and the adoption of the new Code of Conduct will help to continue that commitment.”

 

The Code came into effect from 1st July 2012. Further information on the Code of Conduct and Members Interests is available here: http://www.councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/ecSDDisplay.aspx?NAME=SD246&ID=246&RPID=14214523&sch=doc&cat=13172&path=13019%2c13172

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