Parish Councils have powers to represent and support their local communities. They protect local environments and provide local services and facilities. However, Parish Councils do not have unlimited power to do whatever they choose, they can only act if they have been given a specific power to do so by statute. This means that Councils are established and regulated by Acts of Parliament.
It is important that Councils work within these statutes and so policies and procedures are essential for ensuring that all business is conducted in accordance with their powers and in a transparent manner.
Our policies and procedures are set out below:
The General Data Protection Regulation is Europe’s new framework for data protection laws. It replaces the previous 1995 Data Protection Directive, which current UK law is based upon.
The Parish Council has adopted the following Policy, Privacy Notices and Consent Form
The Freedom of Information Act came into force at the beginning of 2005 and encourages greater openness and transparency across the whole public sector. The Act obliges every public authority to adopt an approved Publication Scheme. The intention of a Publication Scheme is to require authorities to make certain kinds of information routinely available to the public.
The Parish Council has adopted the standard Publication Scheme approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office appropriate for parish councils.
The guide below is a list of the current documents routinely available. Most of them will be found on this website.
The Parish Council is committed to training in order that Councillors and the Clerk fulfil their position to the best of their ability.