Members Code of Conduct

Relevant authorities, including parish and town councils, are under a general duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by their members and voting co-opted members. As part of this duty they are required to adopt a code of conduct for their members and must take steps to publicise their code.  All local codes must be consistent with the following principles of standards in public life

  • selflessness
  • integrity
  • objectivity
  • accountability
  • openness
  • honesty
  • leadership

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has now adopted a new Code of Conduct (July 2012) which meets the statutory requirements.  Hockley Heath Parish Council has elected to adopt this Code of Conduct.  Any complaints that the conduct of a Parish Councillor is in breach of the Code of Conduct, should be made to SMBC Monitoring Officer who will decide whether a possible breach of the Code of Conduct is involved and what action to take.  For more information on this matter, please go to  Complaints must be made in writing and submitted to:
The Monitoring Officer
Solihull MBC
Council House
B91 3QB
A form can be downloaded for you to complete or alternatively you can express your complaint in a letter which covers the points on the form. You should send copies of any documents which support your complaint. If you cannot write your complaint in English, the Council can arrange for it to be translated for you. If you have any questions or difficulties in completing the form please contact the Monitoring Officer on 0121 704 6721 or by email to