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Consultation on Draft Royal Berkshire Fire Authority (RBFA) Members’ Code of Conduct

This consultation is now closed. 

Royal Berkshire Fire Authority (RBFA) consulted you on its draft Members’ Code of Conduct.

The Local Government Association (LGA) published a Model Code of Conduct following its own public consultation in June 2020. Within the Royal County of Berkshire, three out of six Unitary Authorities (Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM), Wokingham Borough and Slough Borough Council) have all adopted the LGA Model Code of Conduct and have made small differences relevant to their respective authorities, mainly around the threshold on gifts and hospitality.

The Draft RBFA Members’ Code of Conduct is largely the adoption of the LGA’s Model Code of Conduct with amendments relevant to RBFA highlighted in yellow, for ease of reference.

The Code of Conduct document outlines the standards and behaviours elected councillors are required to adhere to, on their appointment as a Fire Authority Member.

RBFA is made up of 20 elected Councillors from the six Unitary Authorities in Berkshire and the Fire Authority has a legal duty to ensure that an effective fire and rescue service is provided across Berkshire by setting the strategic direction and approving the fire service’s budget.

The Code of Conduct is based on the Nolan Principles and the Fire Standards Code of Ethics, which is attached as appendices to the draft RBFA Members’ Code of Conduct. 

Please take part in the consultation by completing our online survey. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

The consultation is open until 9am on Friday, 11 March. Printed copies are available on request, please contact 0118 938 4611 or