Councillor is suspended for breaching code

East Carlton Park new dog walkers shelter: Cllr Stan Heggs, with other walkers using the shelter.'08/10/11
East Carlton Park new dog walkers shelter: Cllr Stan Heggs, with other walkers using the shelter.'08/10/11

A Corby councillor has been suspended from his position after breaching the council’s code of conduct.

Stan Heggs, borough councillor for Stanion and Corby Old Village ward, has been temporarily barred from his council position for two months following the breach which occurred last month.

All parties have been banned by Corby Borough Council from talking about the incident, which occurred on June 2011, until the suspension ends in September.

At a meeting of Corby Borough Council’s Standards Sub-Committee, made up of Cllr Heggs’s fellow members as well as an independent adjudicator on June 29, it was decided that Cllr Heggs had breached three of his obligations.

They were to treat others with respect; to not conduct yourself in a manner which could be regarded as bringing your office or authority into disrepute and to attempt to use your position as a member improperly or to secure for yourself any advantage or disadvantage.

The Sub-Committee determined that Cllr Heggs would submit a letter of apology to the complainant and be suspended for a period of two months.

Cllr Heggs has been a borough councillor for 13 years and is also a county councillor. He will continue to carry out his county council duties while his suspension is in force.