Who we are and what we do?

We deal with complaints alleging breaches of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct by elected councillors and co opted members. 

Take a look at the Council’s Ethical framework and standards, which sets out the code of conduct complaints procedure.

If you have questions regarding this service or our privacy practices, you can contact us by email. 

Democratic Services

Contact us by emailing democraticservices@walthamforest.gov.uk

Information we hold about you

Where relevant to do so and appropriate we may process the following information about you:

  • Your name, address, telephone number(s), email address;
  • Nature of your complaint;
  • Who you are complaining about;
  • Remedy sought;
  • Equalities monitoring;
  • General correspondence between you and the Council on matters related to your complaint.

Please note that anonymous complaints will not be considered.

Why we need your information and how we use it?

We consider your privacy with great importance and will only use your personal information to investigate and address your complaint.

The Lawful basis for the processing

The processing and use of your personal data are underpinned by our compliance with our legal and statutory obligations. This is primarily under the Local Government Act, 2000, and the Localism Act, 2011.

Who your information will be shared with (if applicable)

The information provided may be shared with the Local Government Ombudsman, or the Police.

How long we will keep your information

We will retain records pertaining to our complaint investigation for a period of up to 5 years.