Sadly, this will always happen in a self-regulated system. Sometimes the actions of the council are sufficiently serious to warrant a Code of Conduct complaint. In rare cases, the internal auditor might pick up on the subject of the original complaint. Occasionally, a council has been punished at the ballot box, but this requires a considerable amount of effort. Most of us pay a few pence per week towards our parish council, so we take very little interest in what they get up to. More often than not, you just have to accept that we live in an imperfect world and none of us, individually, has the power to change that.