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:

Standing Orders with Footnote

Financial Regulations Reviewed May 2019 With Footnote

Members Code of Conduct July 2012 Reviewed May 2019 with footnote

Scheme of Delegation to EO and Committees May 2019 With Footnote

Three Year Forward Plan

Action Plan 2020-2021

General Power of Competence Policy

Other policies include the following:


Balances & Reserves Policy July 2019

Grant Awarding Policy November 2019

Council Matters

Councillor Vacancies and Co-Option Procedure

Policy Protocol on Preapplication Meetings for Major Development


Data Protection Policy

BGPC GDPR Email Contact Privacy Notice

Freedom of Information policy

Press, Media & Social Media Policy November 2019

Publication Scheme as at July 2020

Retention of Documents and Records Management Policy

Community / Service Users

Community Engagement Strategy January 2020

Child, Young Adult and Vulnerable Person Protection Policy

Complaints Policy January 2020

Vexatious Requests Complaints Policy


Risk Management Policy

Risk Management Scheme Sept 2019

Risk Register Review – September 2019

Operational Risk Assessment September 2019

Communications Risk Assessment September 2019

Health and Safety

Health & Safety Policy November 2019


Equal Opportunities Policy

Training Policy November 2019

Employee Appraisal Policy

Recruitment Equality Policy

Grievance Procedure

Disciplinary Procedure

Sickness Absence Policy

Volunteer Policy and Procedure

Member-Officer Protocol Dignity at Work