Policies and procedures


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 automatically have a power of general competence – they do not have an unlimited power to do whatever they choose. Councils can only act if they have been given a specific power to do so by statute. This means that Councils are set up and controlled by Acts of Parliament.

It is important that Councils work within these statutes so policies and procedures are essential for ensuring that any business is conducted in the correct legal and transparent manner.

Our policies and procedures are set out below.

Standing Orders May 2022

Hospitality & Gifts Policy November 2022

Disclosable Pecuniary Interest Dispensation Procedure May 2022

Complaints Procedure 2022

Record Management Policy July 2021      Appendix

Media Policy January 2021

Training Statement of Intent November 2022

Equal Opportunities Policy October 2020

Dignity at Work Policy October 2020

Health and Safety Policy May 2022

WRPC Future Development in the Parish 2022

WRPC Planning Procedures October 2022

WRPC Planning Pre-Application Discussion Policy

Confirming Local Connection Policy October 2022

Round Meadow Local Connection Appeals Process 2022

Community Engagement Strategy September 2022

Consultation Strategy September 2022

Social Media Policy September 2022

Scheme of Delegation May 2022

Email Acceptable Use Policy July 2021


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

Information and Data Protection Policy 2021

Privacy Notice (General) 2021

Privacy Notice (Councillors, Staff and Role Holders) 2021

Consent to hold Contact Information

Subject Access Request Procedure

Data Breach Policy


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 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.

FOI Guide 2023

Information Request Policy September 2022

FOI Disclosure Log September 2015