It is important that you provide all the information you wish to have taken
into account by the Monitoring Officer or the Sub-Committee when it
decides whether to take any action on your complaint. For example:
You should be specific, wherever possible, about exactly what you
are alleging the Councillor said or did. For instance, instead of
writing that the Councillor insulted you, you should state what it was
You should provide the dates of the alleged incidents wherever
possible. If you cannot provide exact dates it is important to give a
You should confirm whether there are any witnesses to the alleged
conduct and provide their names and contact details if possible.
You should provide any relevant background information.
Please provide us with the details of your complaint. Continue on a separate
sheet if there is not enough space on this form.
Only complete this next section if you are requesting that your identity
is kept confidential
5. In the interests of fairness and natural justice, we believe members who
are complained about have a right to know who has made the complaint.
We also believe they have a right to be provided with a summary of the
complaint. We are unlikely to withhold your identity or the details of your
complaint unless you have good reason to believe that:
• You will suffer harassment or violence
• That you have