The Complaints Team are not able to address a complaint regarding the conduct of a Councillor.
All Councillors at Wrexham County Borough Council are subject to a Code of Conduct.
Concerns about a Councillor’s behaviour may be raised with the Council’s Monitoring Officer in the first instance. Contact details for them are:
Wrexham County Borough Council
Formal complaints that a councillor may have breached this Code should be addressed to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales. The Ombudsman’s web site contains explanations on the standards of behaviour expected by the Code and the basis on which the Ombudsman decides whether or not to investigate a complaint.
Examples of ways in which a member may break an Authority’s Code of Conduct include:
- behaving in a way that negatively affects their Authority’s reputation;
- using their position unfairly to gain an advantage for themselves or someone else – or to do someone else down;
- improper use of their authority’s resources;
- failing to declare an interest;
- bullying behaviour;
- failing to treat everybody equally; and
- revealing confidential information about individuals without good reason.
The Ombudsman will normally only investigate when there is evidence that a serious breach may have been committed.
If you feel that the Code may have been breached then you are able to complain to the Ombudsman online. Legislation sets out that only when the Ombudsman has decided to formally investigate and report to the Council can the matter come before the Council’s Ethics and Standards Committee.
Full details of this process can be found on the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales website