Civility and Respect Project
Throughout our sector, there are growing concerns about the impact bullying, harassment and intimidation is having on our councils, councillors and staff and the resulting effectiveness of local councils. In response, this Civility and Respect Project has been founded by the Civility and Respect Working Group and is supported by representatives from across our sector including Councils, County Associations, NALC, SLCC and One Voice Wales.
The primary aim of the project is to coordinate a programme of work designed to promote civility and respect in public life, including good governance, positive debate and to support the well-being of councillors, professional officers and staff.
The national project team will keep you up to date with developments as the project progresses - Please find attached the first project newsletter.
The parish Council has adopted these values and will participate in the project.
Key points covered in the newsletter include:
• Civility and Respect Project Mission
• Overview of the project
• Anti-bullying petition
• Local Government call for evidence regarding the abuse and intimidation of Councillors
• Bullying and harassment statement