The Code of Conduct is a way of ensuring the business of the council is undertaken in a professional manner and clarifies and reinforces the ethical standards in local government. It defines a set of practical guidelines and clearly sets out the councillor's responsibilities as a representative of the residents of Epsom and Ewell. It also requires that appropriate interests in jobs, property and businesses are declared.
This council adopted its Code of Conduct for Councillors on 17 July 2012. You can download a copy of the Members' Code of Conduct or find it in Part 5 of our constitution.
If you feel that a councillor has breached the code of conduct, you can make a complaint by letter or by email to:
The Monitoring Officer
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
If you make a complaint it must be about why you think a councillor has not followed the Code of Conduct. All complaints referred for investigation or other action will be managed by the Council’s Monitoring Officer. A copy of the arrangements for dealing with a complaint about a Councillor is available on this webpage.
Are you interested in acting as an Independent Person?
The Council, in partnership with six other authorities, is currently looking for individuals to help us maintain high standards of conduct by councillors. If you are interested, we have produced a role description and application guidance document which provides further information. The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm on 22 February 2019.