Draft Members’ Code of Conduct

The LGA has published the draft Members’ Code of Conduct. The LGA will be issuing a series of questions next week as part of its revised consultation exercise. We will circulate a link to these questions once they are available. Please ensure that your authority takes part in the consultation and responds accordingly. ADSO will … Continued

Letter to SoS – Covid 19 – Implications for Local Authority Governance

Dear Secretary of State We are writing to you to highlight a number of governance issues facing local authorities arising from the Covid – 19 emergency and the further restrictions likely to be imposed by Government. Our associations represent local authority lawyers, monitoring officers and governance staff within English principal councils. We have issued advice … Continued


The ASSOCIATION OF DEMOCRATIC SERVICES OFFICERS (ADSO) Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 21 November 2019 AT 4.20 PM at the BRISTOL FILTON HOLIDAY INN, BRISTOL BS16 1QX. This event is part of the Annual Conference. PUBLISHED AGENDA extension: pdf 2018 final accounts_118779 extension: pdf PUBLISHED SUPPLEMENTARY extension: pdf

Appointment of non-executive Director

The Board is delighted to announce that we have appointed Colin Copus as our very first non-executive Director. Colin as many will know is a very high profile and respected figure in the local government field and it is a real compliment to ADSO that he has agreed to join us. Colin is Emeritus Professor … Continued

ADSO Awards submissions

Thanks again to all those authorities who submitted entries for the 2018 ADSO awards. You helped make it the most competitive awards to date and all the judges were impressed with the professionalism and commitment shown by every authority who took part. You will hopefully know by now that the London Borough of Sutton received … Continued

Appointment of Officers of the Association

Appointment of Officers of the Association   Paragraph 7 of the Articles of Association requires the Officers of the Association to be elected each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November. For clarification, the Officers are the Chair and Vice Chair, the Board Secretary, the Director of Finance, the Director of Communications and … Continued

ADSO is looking for a main sponsor!

ADSO is currently looking for a dynamic organisation to be our main association sponsor. Our current sponsorship agreement with modern.gov comes to and end on 30 June and are looking to attract tenders from organisations to become our main sponsor for the next one or two years. Sponsors play a key role in helping and supporting ADSO … Continued

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