The Local Government Act 1972 enabled Parish & Town Councils to be established and gave guidelines as to their role and the powers and duties that they would have.
Parish & Town Councils are the first tier of local government and many would say the most important tier, as they are closest to the community. They are Governed by Statue and they have powers and duties that enable them to spend money.
At the Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council, the Standing Orders are adopted.
The Parish Council is now governed by the ‘Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities’. This code was first issued in 2014 to meet the government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability. The Code shapes our audit regime and ensures that we are carrying out our duties in an open & transparent manner. It also defines the information that should be available and the format in which we must make it available.
The freedom of information publication scheme also lists public documents that must be available.
|Training Policy 2019|
|Data Storage and Access Policy May 2019|
|Dignity at Work Policy 2019-23|
|Equal Opportunities Policy May 2019|
|Gifts and Hospitality Policy May 2019|
|Health & Safety Policy 2019|
|Media Policy May 2019|
|Risk Management Policy 2020-23|
|Social Media Policy 2019|
|FOI Publication Scheme 2020-23|
|Protocol on Communications 2020-23|
|Code of Conduct 2020-2023|
|Grant Application Policy 2019|
|Scheme of Delegation 2019|
|Waters Upton Standing Orders|
|Community Engagement Strategy 2019 - 2023|
|Complaints Procedure 2019 - 2023|
|Consultation Strategy 2019 - 2023|
|Grant Application Policy 2021|
|Grant Application Form 2021|
|Website Privacy Notice|
|Personal Data Management and Audit Policy|