Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

The Code of Conduct in Practice

Are you aware of your responsibilities as a Councillor under the Code of Conduct? If there was a planning application next door would you declare an interest? What type of interest? What if the application was down the road but opposite your good friend's house? This course will look at the practical operation of the Code of Conduct at parish and town council level and will answer all your questions as to what interests to declare and when. We will look at how the Standards regime has changed from a rules-based system to a principles-based one and we'll look at what the future might hold. The course will address practicalities such as dealing with requests for dispensations and making arrangements for Councillors who have declared an interest and need to leave the room. We'll look at the complaints process and discuss the range of sanctions that are available should a Councillor be found to be in breach of the Code. This course is suitable for all Councillors as well as clerks who are often put in the awkward position of providing advice to Councillors on their interests.

Who Should Attend
This course will be of particular interest to Councillors and clerks who are trying to do a good job and need to understand the framework within which they operate.

Course Tutor

Danny Moody, Chief Executive, Northants CALC


Cost per delegate
£38+ VAT members
£76+ VAT non members

Please note fee increase from 1 April 2023

Cost (per delegate)
£42+ VAT member
£84+ VAT non member




14 March 2023



27 September 2023



13 March 2024



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Last updated: Mon, 13 Feb 2023 10:26