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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
Code of Conduct.pdf (134.1KB) Code of Conduct.pdf 134.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Communications Policy.pdf (642.7KB) Communications Policy.pdf 642.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Complaints procedure Policy.pdf (360.2KB) Complaints procedure Policy.pdf 360.2KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Data protection policy.pdf (346.4KB) Data protection policy.pdf 346.4KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Discussion with developers policy.pdf (68KB) Discussion with developers policy.pdf 68KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Equal Opportunities Policy.pdf (527.6KB) Equal Opportunities Policy.pdf 527.6KB Adobe Acrobat Document
FOI Model publication scheme.pdf (232.6KB) FOI Model publication scheme.pdf 232.6KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Freedom of Information.pdf (158.4KB) Freedom of Information.pdf 158.4KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Grant and Donations policy July 17.pdf (514.2KB) Grant and Donations policy July 17.pdf 514.2KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Handling requests for information Policy.pdf (356.8KB) Handling requests for information Policy.pdf 356.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Health and Safety Policy.pdf (437.9KB) Health and Safety Policy.pdf 437.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Investment policy.pdf (322.6KB) Investment policy.pdf 322.6KB 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
Record management policy.pdf (139.5KB) Record management policy.pdf 139.5KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Register of Interests - Beddoes Philip.pdf (991.1KB) Register of Interests - Beddoes Philip.pdf 991.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Register of Interests - Brooker James.pdf (1.2MB) Register of Interests - Brooker James.pdf 1.2MB Adobe Acrobat Document
Register of Interests - Bruton Margaret.pdf (1.1MB) Register of Interests - Bruton Margaret.pdf 1.1MB Adobe Acrobat Document
Register of Interests - Clover Mark.pdf (1.1MB) Register of Interests - Clover Mark.pdf 1.1MB Adobe Acrobat Document
Register of Interests - Esteves Guida.pdf (1MB) Register of Interests - Esteves Guida.pdf 1MB Adobe Acrobat Document
Register of Interests - Heath Chris.pdf (1.1MB) Register of Interests - Heath Chris.pdf 1.1MB Adobe Acrobat Document
Register of Interests - Manktelow Janet.pdf (1.1MB) Register of Interests - Manktelow Janet.pdf 1.1MB Adobe Acrobat Document
Register of Interests - Osborn Julia.pdf (788.6KB) Register of Interests - Osborn Julia.pdf 788.6KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Register of Interests - Truscott Lucy.pdf (1.1MB) Register of Interests - Truscott Lucy.pdf 1.1MB Adobe Acrobat Document
Risk assessment policy May 17.pdf (385KB) Risk assessment policy May 17.pdf 385KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Sponsorship Policy.pdf (185KB) Sponsorship Policy.pdf 185KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Standing Orders Adopted May 17.pdf (678.7KB) Standing Orders Adopted May 17.pdf 678.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Training and Development Policy.pdf (409.7KB) Training and Development Policy.pdf 409.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Tree Risk Management Policy .pdf (343.8KB) Tree Risk Management Policy .pdf 343.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document

Page last updated: 20 February, 2013