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:
The Parish Council has adopted the following Policy, Privacy Notices and Consent Form in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.
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.
The guide below is a list of the current documents routinely available. Most of them will be found on this website.
You will find most documents that are routinely available 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.