Barking and Dagenham council calls for help upholding ethical standards

PUBLISHED: 10:48 20 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:02 20 October 2014

Independent and fair-minded residents, your council needs you.

To help uphold ethical standards in the borough the council is looking for people willing to get involved when a complaint is made about local councillors.

At least one person who is independent of the council is needed to give their views on action taken when a complaint is being investigated, so volunteers will need to be able to form impartial views from evidence put in front of them.

Councillor James Ogungbose, cabinet member for central services, said: “As a council we are committed to ensuring that not only is there transparency in everything we do but also that as councillors we not only promote, but maintain high standards of conduct.

“I would like to encourage all interested people to apply for this important and exciting opportunity to play a very important role in our community.”

Any volunteers will need to be available for a maximum or five days a year and will be paid a modest allowance and receive training.

For further information about the role you can either telephone 020 8227 2114 or e-mail to request an Independent Person’s Application Pack.

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