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

Other policies include the following:

Balances & Reserves Policy July 2019

BGPC GDPR DataProtection Policy 2018,v2

BGPC GDPR Email Contact Privacy Notice

Child Protection Policy 16-02-03

Co-option procedure 2017-09

Complaints procedure 18-04-16 Complaints procedure form

Equal Opportunities Policy revised 1702

Freedom of Information Policy July 2019

Grant awarding policy from 2016-11


Press Media and Social Media policy amended, 2018-07

Publication Scheme July 2019

Training Policy

Risk Management Policy July 2019

Risk Assessment & Management Policy – September 2019

Risk Register Review – September 2019

Operational Risk Asessment September 2019

Communications Risk Assessment September 2019