Civility and Respect 

There are growing concerns about the impact bullying, harassment and intimidation is having on councils, councillors and staff and the resulting effectiveness of local councils. In response, the Civility and Respect Project has been founded by the Civility and Respect Working Group and is supported by representatives from across the sector including SLCC, National Association of Local Councils (NALC) councils, County Associations and One Voice Wales (OVW).

The Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) undertook a review of Local Government Ethical Standards and, in January 2019, produced a report comprising 26 recommendations for legislative changes. The resulting recommendations included:

  • The ability for the principal authority to impose sanctions on a parish councillor following a review.
  • The ability for a local authority to suspend councillors.
  • Mandatory training for clerks.

The lobbying of the government to implement these, and other recommendations, is ongoing within NALC and SLCC. The project will highlight the ongoing action taken to progress these and other legislative changes.

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