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There are strict rules which govern how the Council is managed. Statutory documents relating to these rules will be listed below.

Freedom of Information Act

Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

The purpose of this publication scheme is to be a means by which the Council can make a significant amount of information available routinely. The scheme will ensure that the council will publish more information proactively, and help it to develop a greater culture of openness and transparency.

This authority’s key responsibilities are to represent the electorate of its area, to take action within the legal framework and to provide a leadership focus for the community.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 received Royal Assent on 30th November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. A ‘public authority’ is defined in the Act, and includes but is not restricted to central and local government, non-departmental public bodies, the police, the National Health Service, and schools, college and universities. Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.

Individuals already have the right of access to information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998. As far as public authorities are concerned, the Freedom of Information Act will extend this right to allow public access to all types of information held. New legislation came into force in 2008 requiring that Town/Parish Councils adopt a mandatory publication scheme to be operational from 1st January 2009. Further details are available from the Information Commissioner’s Office web site.

Powers and Duties

The Parish Council does not have major powers to carry out policies but it is able to advise and put pressure on the larger authorities in respect to the present and future development and condition of the Civil Parish area. The Council is also able to organise, within the confines of its budget, schemes to improve the social life of the Parish.

The below documents can be printed for reference, but cannot be altered, and are published in accordance with Crown Copyright regulations.

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Name  Size  Type
2016 SIGNED MINUTES (40.5MB) 2016 SIGNED MINUTES 40.5MB Folder
2017 SIGNED MINUTES (12.8MB) 2017 SIGNED MINUTES 12.8MB Folder
2015 standing orders.pdf (651.2KB) 2015 standing orders.pdf 651.2KB Adobe Acrobat Document
2016 financial regulations.pdf (602.9KB) 2016 financial regulations.pdf 602.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document
2016-2017 annual report.pdf (2.2MB) 2016-2017 annual report.pdf 2.2MB Adobe Acrobat Document
2017 conculsion of audit.pdf (738.9KB) 2017 conculsion of audit.pdf 738.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document
2018 public notice.pdf (297.3KB) 2018 public notice.pdf 297.3KB Adobe Acrobat Document
ACTION PLAN 2015-2016 (1).pdf (112.7KB) ACTION PLAN 2015-2016 (1).pdf 112.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
code of conduct 9.7.2012.pdf (111.7KB) code of conduct 9.7.2012.pdf 111.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
complaints procedure 2015.pdf (383.3KB) complaints procedure 2015.pdf 383.3KB Adobe Acrobat Document
COVID 19 NEED HELP FOR WEB SITE.pdf (730.1KB) COVID 19 NEED HELP FOR WEB SITE.pdf 730.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY 2016.pdf (477.4KB) EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY 2016.pdf 477.4KB Adobe Acrobat Document
HEALTH AND SAFTEY POLICY 2016.pdf (414.4KB) HEALTH AND SAFTEY POLICY 2016.pdf 414.4KB Adobe Acrobat Document
model publication scheme.pdf (282.4KB) model publication scheme.pdf 282.4KB Adobe Acrobat Document
PCNET.Model Code of Conduct.pdf (89.1KB) PCNET.Model Code of Conduct.pdf 89.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
PCNET.Model Publication Scheme.pdf (54.8KB) PCNET.Model Publication Scheme.pdf 54.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document
PCNET.Powers and Duties of Parish Councils.pdf (41.1KB) PCNET.Powers and Duties of Parish Councils.pdf 41.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
planning protocol_2021 - mark.pdf (554.9KB) planning protocol_2021 - mark.pdf 554.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document
risk assesment and management 2011.pdf (826.6KB) risk assesment and management 2011.pdf 826.6KB Adobe Acrobat Document
signed annual accountability return 2017-2018.pdf (750.7KB) signed annual accountability return 2017-2018.pdf 750.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
statement of intent 2009.pdf (932.3KB) statement of intent 2009.pdf 932.3KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Transparency_Code_for_Smaller_Authorities.pdf (166.7KB) Transparency_Code_for_Smaller_Authorities.pdf 166.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document