Procedures and Documents
Parish Councils have powers to represent and support their local communities. They protect local environments and provide local services and facilities. Many of the decisions involve public money so it is essential that the council's business is conducted in a correct and transparent manner.
In order to achieve transparency, confidence and legal decision-making, there are rules for conducting business, established in law and good practice, namely Procedures which:
- help the council to act in a legal and consistent manner;
- protect the council from making unlawful decisions;
- support good chairmanship;
- guide councillors.
Standing Orders represent agreement among councillors and help the Chairman manage the meetings and prevent disagreement over how to conduct business. Standing Orders are regularly reviewed by the Parish Council, and updated when appropriate. An order required by law will be in bold.
Financial Regulations govern the conduct of financial management by the council and set out how the council meets its responsibilities. Like Standing Orders they are regularly reviewed and updated.
The Parish Council may also adopt other procedures that assist it in carrying out its functions.
- Standing Orders - updated May 2015
- Code of Members' Conduct
- Community Grant Scheme - Application Form
- Community Grant Scheme - Terms and Conditions
- Employment Application Form
- Employment Application Form (Word Version)
- Financial Regulations - approved May 2015
- Freedom of Information Act 2000 (external link)
- Health and Safety Policy - approved May 2015
- Local Audit and Accountability Act: Inspection of Accounts - 2014
- Parish Council Working Groups: Terms of Reference - 2017
- Permitted Development Rights Explained - published 21 August 2013
- Risk Management - approved May 2015
Documents relating to the year ending 31 March 2016:
- Notice of Conclusion of Audit
- Auditor Certificate and Opinion
- Accounting Statement
- Annual Governance Statement
All documents on this page are pdf files, unless otherwise stated.