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 2022

Financial Regulations 2022

Members Code of Conduct

Scheme of Delegation to EO and Committees May 2021 – signed

Three year forward plan

Action plan for year ahead 2021 – signed

General Power of Competence Policy

Other policies include the following:

Finance

Balances and Reserves Policy July 2021 – signed

Grant Awarding Policy October 2020 – signed

Council Matters

Councillor Vacancies and Co-Option Procedure

Policy Protocol on Preapplication Meetings for Major Development

Information

Data Protection Policy

BGPC GDPR Email Contact Privacy Notice

Freedom of Information policy

Press, Media & Social Media Policy November 2019

Publication Scheme July 2021

Retention of Documents and Records Management Policy

Community / Service Users

Community Engagement Strategy – January 2021 – signed

Child, Young Adult and Vulnerable Person Protection Policy

Complaints Policy January 2020

Vexatious Requests Complaints Policy

Risk

Risk Management Policy

Risk Assessment and Management Policy

Risk Register Review September 2021

Operational Risk Assessment

Communications Risk Assessment

Physical Meetings Risk Assessment for Covid 19

Instruction Guide for those attending Parish Council Meetings to meet Covid Compliance

Homeworking Policy 2021 – signed

Health and Safety

Health & Safety Policy November 2019

Staffing

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