Register of Interests
The Localism Act requires councillors to complete a Register of Pecuniary Interests and to have their details placed on the website. Details regarding a pecuniary interest for each West Moors Town Councillor are shown above.
This is to help demonstrate transparency in the decision-making process. If their interest arises on an item at a meeting, the councillor cannot take part in the discussion or in voting on that item (unless they possess a dispensation). Councillors are required to declare such interests if they arise in a meeting. Failure to declare such an interest may constitute a criminal offence.