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Local Code of Conduct Complaints Process


Local Code of Conduct Complaints Process

If you want to complain about the conduct of a Member of Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority, you must submit your complaint to:


Director of Legal and Governance

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

Brigade HQ



HP20 1BD


Or by email to: 

The following documents are available to download below:

  • Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority Members’ Code of Conduct
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Complaints Procedure Flowchart
  • Complaints Form

Panel of Independent Persons:

(Background Information)

Deborah Maggs: Lives in Bedfordshire. Currently working as a language teacher at Henlow Academy. With 30 years’ service at the Home Office, Deborah has experience of developing governance processes and had responsibility for leading on Parliamentary relations on EU matters. A Magistrate with 25 years’ experience and trained mediator, Deborah is also currently the Chair of the Trustees of the Bedfordshire YMCA.

Dr Vasco Fernandes: Lives in Milton Keynes. Retired Consultant Physician with extensive experience at a senior clinical and management level in Public Health and Substance Misuse and was Associate Medical Director of the MK NHS Community Health Services from 2001-2007. Dr Fernandes is currently a Vice President of the MK Community Foundation and served as the Honorary President of the MK Equality Council from 1993-2010.

Christopher Fogden: Lives in Milton Keynes. Career in National Air Traffic Services as a Senior Air Traffic Engineer. A former Magistrate with 24 years’ experience and over 10 years’ service as an Independent Town Councillor (including three years as Mayor of Buckingham) and previous experience as an independent member of Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority standards committee until 2012. Chris currently volunteers at Woodhill Prison and Milton Keynes Citizens Advice Bureau.

John Jones: Lives in Bedford. A retired company director, John served as a magistrate for over 20 years and is now Lead Governor of a large mental health Foundation Trust, serving Essex, Suffolk and Bedfordshire. John is also an Independent Chair of Stage 3 Reviews for complaints in Children’s Services and a Member of the NHS Providers Governor Advisory Committee representing mental health.