What you need to do
If you want to complain about the conduct of a member (councillor) you must submit your complaint in writing to:
The Monitoring Officer
Oxfordshire County Council
Guidance for making a complaint
If you make a complaint relating to the code of conduct, the complaint must state why you think a member has not followed the code of conduct.
To assist you in making your complaint about a member, the council has produced a guidance note and a complaints form which can be downloaded below:
- Arrangements for dealing with complaints against members (pdf format, 55KB)
- Members' complaints form (doc format, 60 KB)
- 9.1 Members' Code of Conduct (including General Principles) (Constitution)
What happens when you make a complaint?
The Monitoring Officer will review every complaint received and, after consultation with the Independent Person, take a decision as to whether it merits a formal investigation. This decision will normally be taken within 14 days of receipt of your complaint.
Where the Monitoring Officer has taken a decision, he or she will inform you of his or her decision and the reasons for that decision.
The council currently recruiting two or three individuals, whose views may be sought from time to time in connection with these matters. If you are interested read more. Deadline 16 September.