What Do They Do for Local Councils?

The Monitoring Officer has a range of functions relating to the conduct of councillors. These include the arrangement of local investigations into Member conduct at both District and Parish level, and the provision of advice to District and Parish Councillors on the Members' Code, and the establishment and maintenance of the Register of Members' Interests.

The full list for Warwickshire and the West Midlands is provided below. Clerks should contact their Monitoring Officer in the event of:

  1. Reporting a casual vacancy.
  2. Having too few Councillors to be quorate. The MO should appoint someone(s) to fill enough vacancies to be quorate until such time as local co-options are completed.
  3. Alleged breaches of Code of Conduct,
  4. New councillors needing to submit DPIs (Declarations of Pecuniary Interest) within 28 days.
  5. Other councillors needing to submit DPI updates if their circumstances change (e.g. address, employment).
  6. Requesting a Community Governance Review
Birmingham City Council
Satinder Sahota, City Solicitor and Monitoring Officer, Birmingham City Council, PO Box 15992, Birmingham B2 2UQ
Tel: 0121 303 2151 Email: monitoringofficer@birmingham.gov.uk
Coventry City Council
Julie Newman, Monitoring Officer, PO Box 15, Council House, Earl Street Coventry CV1 5RR.
Tel: 024 7697 2707 Email: Julie.Newman@coventry.gov.uk
North Warwickshire Borough Council
Steve Maxey, Monitoring Officer, The Council House, South Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 1DE.
Tel: 01827 719438 Email: legalservices@northwarks.gov.uk
Rugby Borough Council
Aftab Razzaq, Monitoring Officer and Returning Officer, Rugby Borough Council, Town Hall, Evreux Way, Rugby CV21 2RR.
Tel: 01788 533521 Email: aftab.razzaq@rugby.gov.uk
Solihull Borough Council
Deborah Merry, Monitoring Officer, Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, West Midlands B91 2QB.
Tel: 0121 704 6022 Email: dmerry@solihull.gov.uk
Stratford on Avon District Council
Marcia Eccleston, Monitoring Officer, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HX.

Warwick District Council
Andrew Jones, Monitoring Officer, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5HZ.