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Documents & Reports

Council documents and reports

The documents listed below are available for you to consult.  You may download them or may open them directly in your browser by clicking on the document title.

Council Regulations  

Standing Orders 

The Standing Orders regulate the way in which the Council conducts its business.  Parts of the Standing Orders are mandatory and are laid down by Acts of Parliament, whereas other are adopted voluntarily to assist in the formal running of the Council's affairs.  The Standing Orders are largely taken from a nationally published set of Model Standing Orders and were last reviwed and approved by the PC in May 2017.   Standing Orders are reviewed annually.

Click here to view the Standing Orders

Financial Regulations

Financial Regulations govern the conduct of the financial transactions of the Council.
Click here to view the Financial Regulations

Councillor Regulations

Terms of Office

Extracts from the Local Government Act 1972 specifying the legal qualifications and disqualifications for holding office as a parish councillor.  Click here to view the extract from LGA 1972.

Parish Councillor Application Form

Form for completion by anyone offering themselves for co-option as a parish councillor when there is a vacancy.
Click here to view the application form, then select print to print a copy for completion by hand.

Declaration of Acceptance of Office

Declaration required to be signed by every councillor prior to taking up office as a councillor (whether by election or by co-option).   

Members Code of Conduct  

Code of Members' Conduct which all parish councillors are legally required to observe. Click here to view the latest Members Code of Conduct adopted November 2016

Register of Members Interests  (see Councillors)

Complaints -  Code of Practice for Handling Complaints   

This explains the differences between complaints against Council employees , complaints against individual Councillors , and complaints against the Council itself .  It explains the different ways of reporting and handling each type of complaint, and also sets out in detail the Council's Complaints Procedure for handling informal and formal complaints against itself.
Click here to view the Code of Practice for Handling Complaints.

Grant Applications

Click here for our Grant Awarding Policy
Click here for an Application Form

Document Retention and the Management of Documentation

Please click here for the Parish Council's Retention Policy and here for a stement on how we manage documentation

The General Power of Competence 

The Power of Wellbeing has been replaced by the GENERAL POWER OF COMPETENCE.  The Parish Council re-affirmed at its meeting on 18th May 2015, eligibility to use the General Power of Competence.  Click here for the Statement of Intent as to Community Engagement