code of conduct rules

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Do all Parish Councils follow the same code of conduct rules
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Our own Town Council uses the Code of Conduct of the Principle Authority. The recent report on Ethical Standards recommends that the Local Government Association should create a model Code of Conduct. NALC also point out that their own model Code of Conduct is widely used, including Principle Authorities.
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A lot of them use the same generic or "model" Parish Council code of conduct" which was created by NALC  - pretty weak and woolly in my view for dealing with issues such as breaches of legislation etc https://www.dartford.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/73879/Southfleet-Parish-Council-Code-of-Conduct.pdf
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Amendments to our Principal Authority Code of Conduct are to be debated at end February and the revised version to take effect in May 2019. There are concerns for parishes using this and use of Social Media (would this forum be affected?).
REVIEW OF MEMBERS' CODE OF CONDUCT

Recommended to Council:
1. That the revised Members’ Code of Conduct as set out in Appendix 1 be approved, subject to the following being included:
a.      Councillors will be presumed to be acting in an official capacity in their public conduct, including statements on publically – accessible social media.
2. That the Monitoring Officer be authorised to make all necessary arrangements and consequent changes to the Constitution to give effect from 7 May 2019.
Resolved by the Executive Board:
3. In light of the recent report released by the Committee on Standards in Public Life on Local Government Ethical Standards, that the Monitoring Officer be given delegated authority to make appropriate amendments to the proposed Code of conduct prior to its submission to full Council, following consultation with the Chairman of the Standards Committee and the Leader of the Council.
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Are the changes in keeping with Localism and discourse with residents which Parish/Town Councillors enjoy.?

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