Code of conduct for parish & town councillors

The 54 town and parish councils in West Oxfordshire are required to have a Code of Conduct for members and co-opted members of their council. The legal requirements for the code changed with effect from 1 July 2012.

All 54 councils have confirmed that they have adopted the same code of conduct as the District Council. 

District Council Code of Conduct

For the code of conduct for Members and co-opted Members of the District Council see:


Complaints that a councillor or a co-opted member of a town or parish council in West Oxfordshire, or of the District Council, have not followed the code of conduct may be made to the District Council.

For more information, or to receive a complaint form in MS word format, please contact us via our: 

  • General Enquiry Form or
  • Call 01993 861521
  • Write to:
    The Monitoring Officer
    West Oxfordshire District Council
    Woodgreen, Witney
    OX28 1NB

Please note this relates only to complaints that the code of conduct has not been followed. General complaints about a town or parish council should be made to the council concerned.

Register of interests

One of the requirements in the codes both for the District Council and all town and parish councils is for councillors to register specified 'interests'. The registers may be inspected at the Council Offices at Woodgreen, Witney during normal office hours. A copy of the register for a particular town or parish council may alternatively be inspected by arrangement with the clerk to that council.

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB