Complaints about County Councillors
Complaints against County Councillors should be sent to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales at:
Public Services Ombudsman for Wales
1 Ffordd yr Hen Gae
Phone: 0300 790 0203
How to get advice
The County Council does not investigate complaints from the public about County Councillors. Advice regarding your complaint can be sought by contacting the Monitoring Officer.
Phone: 01597 826746Monitoring Officer
Powys County Hall
Spa Road East
What you can complain about
All Councillors are bound by the Council's Code of Conduct. Only complaints where it is believed that a Councillor may have breached this code of conduct should be sent to the Public Services Ombudsman.
What is the Code of Conduct?
The Code sets out a number of general principles which Councillors must follow when undertaking their public duties and covers issues such as:-
- standards of personal behaviour;
- relationships with members of the public, paid council officials and other councillors
- procedures for registering and declaring personal interests;
- procedures for dealing with any offers of gifts or hospitality
As part of the ethical framework for local government set out in the Local Government Act 2000, every Councillor when elected and before they take up office has to sign a declaration agreeing to abide by their Council's Code of Conduct.