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Code of Conduct

The Fire Authority, is required to have a Code of Conduct for Members.

This Code of Conduct was adopted by the Fire Authority at its meeting on 16 November 2020, pursuant to the Localism Act 2011 and its duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by Members and Co-opted Members of the Fire Authority.

This Code of Conduct is consistent with and based upon the following principles:

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

Register of Interests

One of the requirements of the Code is for Members and Co-opted Members to register specified interests. To see these interests, visit the Fire Authority Members section of the website, and choose a Member to find their Register of Interests.


Complaints will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Localism Act 2011 and supporting regulations. If you want to complain about the conduct of a Member please complete the online form, write or email the Monitoring Officer and the address located below.

Monitoring Officer
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue
Newsham Court
Pincents Kiln
RG31 7SD

The Monitoring Officer can only deal with complaints about the behaviour of a Member. If you make a complaint it must be about why you think a Member has not followed the Code of Conduct.

You can download guidance on How to Make a Complaint About a Fire Authority Member and Code of Conduct on the links below.