Public needed to aid councils conduct

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Local councils are recruiting members of the public to ensure the high standards and conduct of councillors.

Four local authorities in Suffolk, including Babergh District Council, are recruiting independent people who are interested in helping maintain these standards of conduct.

Up to four members of the public are needed to fill roles within Suffolk County Council, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils and Ipswich Borough Council.

The job will see those appointed helping local authorities deal with complaints about councillors’ conduct and to advise councillors.

Tim Ryder, Suffolk County Council’s Monitoring Officer, said: “We really would encourage applications from anyone who has an interest in ensuring high standards of behaviour in public life.

“These are not very time consuming roles, but they are an important part of the process.”

A small annual allowance will be paid, together with a case fee and expenses.

The time commitment would be equal approximately three hours a month.

For more details, contact Tracey Quennell on 01473 264210 or email Tracey at