On 16 November 2022 Northleach with Eastington Town Council became the 831st council to pass a resolution signing up to the Civility and Respect Pledge. The Pledge is part of NALC’s Civility and Respect Project to stand up to poor behaviour in the sector.

The pledge

By signing the Pledge, the council is agreeing that it will treat councillors, clerks, employees, members of the public, and representatives of partner organisations and volunteers with civility and respect in their roles and that it:

  • Has put in place a training programme for councillors and staff.
  • Has signed up to the Code of Conduct for councillors
  • Has good governance arrangements in place including staff contracts and a dignity at work policy
  • Will seek professional help at the early stages should civility and respect issues arise
  • Will commit to calling out bullying and harassment if and when it happens
  • Will continue to learn from best practices in the sector and aspire to be a role model/champion council through for example the local Local Council Award Scheme.
  • Supports the continued lobbying for change in legislation to support the Civility and Respect Pledge including sanctions for elected members where appropriate.

Pledge Certificate
Dignity at Work Policy 2023 (adopted 10 January 2023)