Our code of conduct sets out general obligations about the standards of conduct expected of members and co-opted members of the authority, together with provisions about registering and declaring interests.
The current members’ code of conduct was agreed at a Full Council Meeting and took effect on 1 January 2018.
The members' code of conduct is based on a set of principles including:
Any member of the public who thinks a Medway councillor, parish councillor or co-optee may have breached the code of conduct can make a complaint.
Complaints will be looked at by the Councillor Conduct Committee, which is made up of eight members of Medway Council.
Information about the complaints process
Find out more about the complaints process including:
- how complaints are dealt with
- information about investigations into misconduct
- police protocols for investigations about councillor conduct allegations
The following documents have been issued as guidance by the Councillor Conduct Committee:
- Guidance for Members of Medway Council on use of Council resources
- Ward Work - Guidance for Councillors
- Appointees to Outside Bodies and Organisations – A Guide to your Legal Obligations
Register of Interests
Councillors are required to be open and transparent by notifying the council of their personal interests, this is known as disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and other specified non-pecuniary interests.
The Register of Interests is open to public inspection in the council's offices at Gun Wharf, Chatham. You can view each councillor's register of interests by finding your councillor online.
Councillors must also notify the council of any gifts or hospitality they receive that are worth more than £100. This is also recorded in the register.