Code of Conduct
Town Councillors are expected to act in accordance with the Town Council’s Code of Conduct.
Click here to view the Code Of Conduct For Ilminster Town Councillors
Complaints about Ilminster Town Councillors must be made to The Monitoring Officer at South Somerset District Council; please refer to the South Somerset District Council process and forms using the following link:
General Information regarding complaints about Councillors: http://modgov.southsomerset.gov.uk/mgGeneric.aspx?MD=CllrComplaints&bcr=1
Guidance on how to make a complaint: http://modgov.southsomerset.gov.uk/documents/s19921/GuidanceNotesandProcess.pdf
Councillors Declaring Interests
Ilminster Town Council requires Councillors to declare 3 types of interest: Personal, Discloseable Pecuniary Interests and Prejudicial Interests.
When to declare an interest and what to declare is the responsibility of each individual Councillor (the Town Clerk, the Monitoring officer , even other Councillors can provide advice but the decision and responsibility is down to each Councillor)
A personal interest is where the matter being discussed may affect the wellbeing or financial position of a Councillor or a close member of their family, more than it would affect the majority of people living in Ilminster. The interest however is of such a nature that it is unlikely to prejudice the Councillor’s judgement.
An interest becomes prejudicial if it affects the Councillor or the Councillor’s family’s financial circumstances and if a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would reasonably regard it as so significant that it is likely to prejudice the Councillor’s judgement of the public interest.
Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI)
These interests are declared on the Councillor’s Register of Interest Form and include employment, business interests, and land / property ownership.
Financial Regulations are the rules about the way the Town Council buys goods and services and how it will manage its finances
General Data Protection Regulation
Standing orders are the written rules of a local Council. They are used to confirm a Council’s internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings.
Please see below for a copy of the Town’s Councils Strategic Plan 2020/21-2022/23
Scheme of Delegations
The Council has formally given approval to Committees and the Town Clerk to make some decisions and take some actions without having to get prior approval of Council, these are listed in “The Scheme of Delegations”
Terms of Reference
Council and each Committee have description of what they do and what decisions they can make, this is called their Terms of Reference
Click here to view Ilminster Town Councils Terms of Reference