Following a FOI request to the Principle Authority, I am now aware that the Monitoring Officer does not hold any records relating to Statutory Register of Members Interests, which concerns any disclosable pecuniary interest that would ordinarily include Members employment, trade, profession, property and/or land within the parish, pertaining to half of the Members from my Parish Council since they have never submitted this information.
One particular Member has also not disclosed a specific pecuniary interest arising from the appointment of and consequential employment of his partner as the Parish Council’s Clerk.
Consequently, I am now concerned about past and future decisions made by the Parish Council.
However, would it be worthwhile reporting these matters to the Monitoring Officer, or would I be simply wasting my time and effort given the fact that the Monitoring Officer has always been aware of these breaches of the Localism Act?
Any advice would be most welcome.