Complaint about a Councillor - Procedure for dealing with complaints against Councillors

Do you wish to make a complaint about the conduct of a Councillor or Parish Councillor?

The procedure for dealing with complaints made against Councillors has changed in line with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011.

The complaint which must be in writing either by email or letter, will first be considered by the Monitoring Officer in consultation with the Independent Person.

The Independent Person has been appointed by the Council and has a specific role in relation to dealing with complaints. The views of the Independent Person must be sought by the Council before making a decision on an allegation which it has decided should be investigated.

The Monitoring Officer is a senior officer of the Council and has legal responsibility for maintaining the register of members’ interests and for administering the Code of Conduct for Councillors and for investigating complaints against Councillors and Parish Councillors.

As the Council’s Monitoring Officer is currently unavailable arrangements have been made with West Lindsey Council to undertake the role of Monitoring Officer on behalf of Bassetlaw District Council.

Mr A Robinson
Monitoring Officer
West Lindsey District Council
Marshall’s Yard
DN21 2NA

01427 676509


James O’Shaughnessy
Deputy Monitoring Officer


01427 676537

To ensure we have sufficient information to be able to process your complaint and to read more about how your complaint will be dealt with, please refer to our procedures and guidance documents.



Last Updated on Tuesday, October 20, 2020