Civility & Respect

Civility and respect should be at the heart of public life and good governance is fundamental to ensuring an effective and well-functioning democracy at all levels.

The intimidation, abuse, bullying and harassment of councillors, professional officers and staff, in person or online, is totally unacceptable whether that is by councillors, professional officers, staff or members of the public.

We are committed to working together to promote civility and respect in public life, good governance, positive debate and supporting the well-being of councillors, professional officers and staff.

Mission Statement of the Civility and Respect Project, a project supported by representatives from across our sector including Councils, County Associations, National Association of Local Councils (NALC), Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and One Voice Wales (OVW).