6. Register of Members' Interests
The Localism Act 2011 set out what interests a councillor needed to register and declare. Councils were able to agree to include additional interests not required by the Act, but which enhanced the openness and transparency of decision making.
The council’s Code of Conduct sets out the requirements for declaring and registering ‘Disclosable Pecuniary Interests’ (required in the Localism Act) and ‘Personal Interests’. The requirement to register Disclosable Pecuniary Interests also apply to the spouse/partner of a councillor.
Full details of the requirements are set out in the council’s approved Code of Conduct.
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Co-opted Members of the council, including those on the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee and the Standards Committee are also required to register their interests.
A version of each Register of Members' Interest is available under the information page for each Councillor.
Every effort will be made to keep the electronic version of the register up-to-date. However, the definitive statutory version of the Register may be viewed at the Town Hall. To arrange to view these document contact firstname.lastname@example.org.