Llanrwst Town Council
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(often referred to as “The Nolan Principles”)
Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other benefits for themselves, their family, friends or associates.
Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties. They must declare and resolve any interests and Relationships.
Holders of public office, in carrying out public business, including making appointments, awarding contracts or indeed any other decision or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, must act and take such decisions impartially, fairly and on merit using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias
Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to ensure such accountability
Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. They should give reasons for their decisions and should not withhold information from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for doing so.
Holders of public office should be truthful in all they do.
Holders of public office should demonstrate all these principles in their own behavior and seek to promote and robustly support them by leadership and example. They should be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs