Council Training

Worcestershire County Association of Local Councils

Code of Conduct for Councillors

Code of Conduct for Councillors


The Code of Conduct and corresponding guidance sets out the minimum standards of behaviour expected. It is designed to encourage councillors to model the high standards expected, to be mutually respectful even if they have personal or political differences, to provide a personal check and balance, and to set out the type of conduct that could lead to complaints being made of behaviour falling below the standards expected of councillors and in breach of the code.

It is also to protect councillors, the public, local authority officers and the reputation of the local government. Find out how this works in practice.

Aims of the course

Come to understand

  • the reasons for members’ standards
  • why the council has adopted a code of conduct
  • the standards expected of council members
  • the meaning of ‘interests’ and how to register and declare them
  • what to do in meetings when there is a conflict of interest
  • what might happen when things go wrong!


1.5 CPD point 


1.5 CPD point 

Event Information

Event Date Tue 14 May 2024 18:30
Event End Date Tue 14 May 2024 20:00
Cut off date Mon 13 May 2024 8:00
Capacity 15
Registered 2
Available Place 13
Individual Price £35 to Members
Speaker Ruth Mullett
Location Zoom
Categories Council Training

Further Details


1.5 CPD Points


£35 to Members of Worcestershire CALC

£70 to non-members


Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

This event is being run by WALC

Please read: Full terms and conditions of registration

Please read Full terms and conditions of registration

you will need

A suitable device for attending the session with a speaker, camera and microphone; laptops and tablets are ideal.


Ruth Mullett

Ruth Mullett 

Ruth Mullett  07967 501943 Ruth has been a Parish Clerk since 2007 when she joined Hunnington Parish Council in Worcestershire and the previous year taking on Romsley the adjacent parish. She is also locum for Worcestershire CALC, as well as undertaking various other locum roles in the past .Ruth is Associate Trainer for Worcestershire CALC and Warwickshire CALC and a member of the Internal Audit Team. She is passionate about local government and the parishes she is clerk to, as the first tier of local government it is wonderful to see what a difference can be made in our communities. She is also a member of the Society of Local Council Clerks and has been elected to represent Worcestershire on their Forum. Ruth is CiLCA qualified and has obtained a First Class Level 6 BA Hons Degree in Community Governance in partnership with the SLCC and De Montfort University.

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