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 2017

Hospitality & Gifts Policy November 2016

Disclosable Pecuniary Interest Dispensation Procedure May 2017

Complaints Procedure November 2016

Data Protection & Information Security Policy January 2017

Record Management Policy January 2017

Media Policy January 2017

Training Statement of Intent November 2016

Equal Opportunities Policy October 2015

Dignity at Work Policy October 2015

Health and Safety Policy October 2015

WRPC Future Development Statement October 2012

WRPC Planning Procedures October 2016

Confirming Local Connection Policy October 2016

Round Meadow Local Connection Appeals Process 2017

Community Engagement Policy September 2016

Consultation Strategy September 2016

Social Media Policy September 2016

 

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.

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The guide below is a list of the current documents routinely available. Most of them will be found on this website.

FOI Guide 2017

Information Request Policy January 2017

FOI Disclosure Log September 2015