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Codes of Conduct and Register of Notifications of Disclosable Pecuniary Interest

Under the new ethical framework introduced by the Localism Act 2011, the Borough Council and every Town and Parish Council is required to adopt a code as to the conduct which is expected of members of the Council.

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council adopted a new code of conduct on 10 July 2012.

Members of the public have a right to inspect the Members Register of Notification of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests free of charge and are entitled to take notes. You may also ask for photocopies of the register entries to be made to take away, although the Council will make a charge for this service. The Register itself is available for inspection in person on application to the Monitoring Officer at the Borough Council's offices at Kings Hill. No appointment is necessary, but it is helpful for you to call ahead so that the Register can be made ready at the reception desk.

You can also view the index to the Register of Members' Notification of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests for Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council online. Forms can be found under an individual borough councillors details.

The Council is committed to promoting the highest standards of conduct by members and has adopted a Code of Conduct as part of its Constitution.

Town and Parish Councils

Copies of the Register of Notification of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests are available for inspection at the office of the clerk to the town or parish council - to find the appropriate contact details click the name of the parish council.

The Register of Notification of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests for each town and parish council in the Borough are available for inspection on application to the Monitoring Officer at the Borough Council's offices at Kings Hill. No appointment is necessary, but it is helpful for you to call ahead so that the registers can be made ready at the reception desk. A member of the public may also ask for photocopies of the register entries to be made to take away, although the Council will make a charge for this service.

The list of Parish Councils gives a link to a pdf' of each Parish Councillors Register of Notification of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests forms.

Members of the public should be aware that, under the Data Protection Act, they risk breaching the Data Protection Principles if they publish information taken from the Registers (for example on the internet) without the prior written permission of the Councillors concerned. This may give rise to both criminal and civil liabilities.