Government review highlights Bromsgrove
Bromsgrove District Council’s work towards raising
standards has been highlighted as good practice in Standards for
England’s annual review.
The Council was one of five authorities
selected as a case study of good practice in the review after
Standards for England gathered evidence from annual reports made by
all local authorities across the country.
Key points recognised in the review
- The work and high public profile of the
Council’s Standards Committee, which promotes high standards of
conduct by members and officers and provides a mechanism for
dealing with any complaints
- The explicit measurement of performance on
standards through responses by the public to the Council’s annual
- The proactive approach of the Council to
addressing development needs of parish councils
- The communication of standards issues,
working with local media and through its residents’ magazine
- The demonstrable commitment of the Council to
standards with a full time officer appointed to deal specifically
with standards and ethics related work.
Bromsgrove District Council’s Monitoring
Officer and Head of Legal, Equalities and Democratic Services
Claire Felton said: “This is a wonderful accolade and testament to
the hard work and professionalism shown by the team. We have
undergone a massive transformation in the way that governance is
managed throughout the Council and can be really proud of what we
Standards for England is the new name for the
Standards Board for England, which seeks to champion and promote
high standards of conduct amongst local politicians.
Standards for England Annual Review (pdf)