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Members' Code of Conduct

All County Councillors, Town and Community Councillors and Co-opted members are required to abide by the Code of Conduct for Councillors adopted by their respective Councils, which conforms to the mandatory requirements of the Model Code of Conduct issued by the National Assembly for Wales.

It is the personal responsibility of each Member to ensure that they understand their obligations under the Code and act in a way which shows that they are committed to meeting and maintaining the high standards of conduct that are expected of them as a Member. 
 
Concerns about a Councillor’s behaviour may be raised with the Monitoring Officer or Deputy Monitoring Officer in the first instance.  Their details are:

Mr Gareth Owens
Monitoring Officer
County Hall
Mold CH7 6NA
Email: gareth.legal@flintshire.gov.uk

Mr Matthew Georgiou
Deputy Monitoring Officer
County Hall
Mold CH7 6NA
Email: matthew.georgiou@flintshire.gov.uk

If you want to make a formal complaint that a Councillor may have breached the Code of Conduct, you need to address the complaint to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales:

Public Services Ombudsman for Wales
1 Ffordd yr Hen Gae
Pencoed
Bridgend CF35 5LF
Website: www.ombudsman-wales.org.uk 
Email: ask@ombudsman-wales.org.uk 
 
The link below to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales document provides you with a general understanding of the Code and its requirements and intends to give certainty to members of the public as to what standards are expected:

https://www.ombudsman.wales/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Code-of-Conduct-Community-Councils-August-2016-ENGLISH.pdf 

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