Council’s new code approved

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A NEW code of conduct could be introduced by Scarborough Council following a period of consultation with affected parties.

Yesterday members of the Cabinet approved the move which will eventually be decided at a future meeting of the full council.

Members were told by Lisa Dixon, the council’s legal services, that it would be a similar policy to other authorities – including North Yorkshire County Council – and it would avoid confusion if members sat on several councils.

She added that the number of “vexatious or trivial” complaints could be reduced as a result of the new code.

It is understood that it could be introduced by July.