Council and Democracy

Find out about your District, Parish/Town and County Councillors and your MP and MEPs.
Decisions of the Council can be made through meetings of the full Council itself, the Cabinet, Committees, individually by Cabinet Members, or at Officer level. The Overview and Scrutiny Panels (Performance Monitoring Panel and Policy Development Panel) challenge and scrutinise decisions.
The Council welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. All petitions sent or presented to the Council will receive an acknowledgement from the Council within 10 working days of receipt.
Find out about your rights with regard to the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.
South Holland District Council has a Constitution, a written legal document that guides the Council on its decision making processes. We follow these strict procedures to ensure that we are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by law, while others are a matter for the Council to decide. The constitution is ultimately approved by the full Council.
The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new regime for standards and dealing with complaints against members. Further information is available regarding the Council's Standards and Code of Conduct processes.