As a statutory body, the Parish Council must act in accordance with specific law relating to local authorities.  To do this it helps to have some form of established procedure and corporate ‘memory’ to guide the council towards making good, transparent decisions within the local authority structure.

Documents used by the Parish Council to establish procedure and direct standards include the following:

BGPC Standing Orders 2019 approved 20 May 2019

Financial Regulations Reviewed May 2019

Members Code of Conduct – July 2012 Reviewed May 2019

Scheme of Delegation to the EO and Standing Committees Reviewed May 2019

Three Year Forward Plan

Action Plan 2020-2021

General Power of Competence Policy

Other policies include the following:

Balances & Reserves Policy July 2019

Data Protection Policy

BGPC GDPR Email Contact Privacy Notice

Child, Young Adult and Vulnerable Person Protection Policy

Co-option procedure 2017-09

Complaints Policy January 2020

Community Engagement Strategy January 2020

Equal Opportunities Policy

Freedom of Information Policy July 2019

Grant Awarding Policy November 2019


Press, Media & Social Media Policy November 2019

Publication Scheme July 2019

Training Policy November 2019

Risk Management Policy July 2019

Risk Management Scheme Sept 2019

Risk Register Review – September 2019

Operational Risk Assessment September 2019

Communications Risk Assessment September 2019

Recruitment Equality Policy

Health & Safety Policy November 2019

Grievance Procedure

Disciplinary Procedure

Retention of Documents and Records Management Policy

Sickness Absence Policy