Who we are
Redbourn Parish Council is the third tier of local government after St Albans District Council and Hertfordshire County Council. Officially the Parish is divided into two wards, Beaumont and Nicholls, with 6 councillors elected to each ward every four years, making 12 councillors in total. If a vacancy arises in between elections, councillors may be co-opted onto the council.
Councillors act as a group voting on issues together responding to the needs and views of the community rather than as individuals making decisions on behalf of the Council.Their role as the electors' elected representatives is to:
- Suggest ideas.
- Engage in constructive debate.
- Comment on proposals to ensure the best outcome.
- Vote in Council to enable the Council to reach decisions.
- Ensure financial operations of the council are in good order, and that the correct financial processes are in place and being applied.
Councillors are legally required to conduct themselves ethically and to be open about their own interests. They are required to abide by the Code of Conduct, to register interests and to declare their interests on agenda items at meetings.
Our councillors are elected or co-opted, if you would like to become a councillor or find out more about what they do then please contact the Clerk to the Council on 01582 794832 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Code of Conduct
Local authorities are required to adopt a code of conduct, which sets out rules governing the behaviour of their Members and satisfies the requirements of the Localism Act 2011. All elected, co-opted and independent members of local authorities, including parish councils, are required to abide by their own, formally adopted, code. The code of conduct seeks to ensure that members observe the highest standards of conduct in their civic role. The code is intended to be consistent with the seven principles: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.