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.
Complaints Procedure February 2023
Hospitality and Gifts Policy September 2022
Email Acceptable Use Policy July 2021
Record Management Policy July 2021 Appendix A
Training Statement of Intent September 2022
Health and Safety Policy May 2023
Equal Opportunities Policy October 2020
Dignity at Work Policy October 2022
Community Engagement Strategy 2022
Community Service Award Scheme
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
Privacy Notice (Councillors, Staff and Role Holders)
Consent to hold Contact Information
Data Subject Access Request Procedure Appendix A Appendix B 1 Appendix B 2 Appendix B 3
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.