Parish councils have powers through legislation to represent and support their local communities. They help to protect their local environment and provide/maiantain local services and facilities. However they should only make decisions based on a specific power given to them by statute. This means that councils are established and regulated by Acts of Parliament.

Policies and procedures provide guidance to councillors and staff to ensure that all business is conducted in accordance with the powers they have been granted.

Our policies and procedures are set out below:

Business Continuity Policy

Councillor Clerk Protocal 2020

Councillor Vacancy Policy

Climate Change Action Plan Oct 2019

Equal Opportunities Policy

Financial Regulations

Health and Safety Policy 2019

DPI Dispensation Procedure 2020

Hospitality & Gifts Policy

Lone Working Policy

Standing Orders

Social Media Policy 2020

Complaints Procedure 2019

Media Policy

Record Management Policy

Record Management Appendix A List of Documents for Retention or Disposal

Emal Policy 2020

Email Acceptable Use Policy

Equipment Hire Policy

Risk Management Scheme

Dignity at Work Policy

Data Protection

The Parish Council has adopted the following Policy, Privacy Notices and Consent Form in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

Data Protection and  Information Policy


Privacy Notice Role Holder

General Consent Form

Data Breach Policy 2020

SAR Procedure

The Freedom of Information Act

This Act requires all public authorities to adopt an approved Publication Scheme which outlines what information is available to the public.

The Parish Council has adopted a Publication Scheme in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

You will find most documents that are routinely available are published on this website.  If you would like to request any information please refer to our Information Request Policy


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.

Training Statement of Intent