Parish councils have powers granted through legislation which they can use to represent and support their local communities. Parish councils help to protect their local environment and provide and maintain local services and facilities. Because parish councils are established and regulated by Acts of Parliament they should only make decisions in accordance with the legislation that applies to them.
Policies and procedures provide guidance to councillors and staff to ensure that all council business is conducted in accordance with the powers they have been granted.
in pursuance of Section 40 of the Natural, Environmental and Rural Communities Act 2006, in exercising its functions the Parish Council must have regard, so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of those functions, to the purpose of conserving biodiversity.
Record Management Policy
Record Management Appendix A List of Documents for Retention or Disposal
Risk Management Scheme
Data Protection and Information Policy
Privacy Notice Role Holder
General Consent Form
Email Policy 2020
General Privacy Notice
The Parish Council has adopted a Publication Scheme in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Training Statement of Intent
The Parish Council encourages training for Councillors and the Clerk to ensure they are able to carry out their duties in the best interests of the community they serve.
Data Breach Policy
This policy outlines what procedure the Parish Council should take if a data breach occurs.
Social Media and Electronic Communication Policy
This policy outlines how the Parish Council uses electronic communication.
Equal Opportunities Policy
This policy outlines how the Parish Council treats everyone equally without discrimination.
Climate Change Action Plan
This is the Parish Council's commitment to do all it can to help prevent climate change.
Hospitality & Gifts Policy
This policy commits Parish Councillors to declare any gifts and hospitality they receive whilst carrying out their public duties.
This policy sets out how the Parish Council deals with complaints.
Equipment Hire Policy
This policy applies to any equipment that night be hired by the Parish Council.
Dignity at Work Policy
This policy sets out how the Parish Council and its employees will treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Community Engagement Policy
This policy sets out how the Parish Council will engage with the community it serves.
Councillor Clerk Protocal 2020
This policy sets out how Councillors and the Clerk should engage with each other.
Business Continuity Policy
This policy outlines how the Council's business will continue should the Clerk be unable to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Health and Safety Policy
This policy commits the Parish Council to ensure that health and safety regulations are observed in all Council activities.
Information Request Policy
This document outlines how to request information from the Parish Council.
These Financial Regulations set out the Parish Council's fiscal responsibilities.
These Standing Orders govern the Parish Council's activities.
Planning Pre-application policy
This policy outlines how the Parish Council will engage with developers who wish to enter into dialogue prior to a formal planning application being submitted to the planning authority.
Community Grant Policy
This policy outlines how the Parish Council will consider applications for grants.
Remote Meetings Policy
This policy outlines how the Parish Council will engage with the community during online meetings usually using Zoom.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct commits Parish Councillors to the seven principles of public life.
Lone Working Policy
This policy sets out how people in a solitary situation should behave.
DPI Dispensation Procedure 2020
This policy sets out the procedure that should be followed if Parish Councillors wish to participate in meetings at which a topic is being discussed in which they have an interest.
Councillor Vacancy Policy
This policy sets out the procedure that the Parish Council will follow when a vacancy for a Parish Councillor arises.
The Publication Scheme outlines how members of the public can access information held by the Parish Council.