Policies and Procedures
The law controls how our Parish Council acts and in addition the Parish Council can agree their own procedures. Together these rules make up our ‘Standing Orders’ which govern our actions. These Standing Orders are regularly reviewed and formally agreed by the whole council.
Code of Conduct
The Order contains a model code of conduct as regards the conduct which is expected of members and co-opted members of parish councils. Under section 51 of the Local Government Act 2000, each authority must adopt a code of conduct applying to its members which must incorporate any mandatory provisions of the model code.
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Titchmarsh Parish Council is committed to providing a quality service for the benefit of the people who live or work in our parish. If you are dissatisfied with the standard of service you have received, or are unhappy about an action or lack of action by the council, this Complaints Procedure sets out how you may complain and how we shall try to resolve your complaint.
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The majority of our Parish Council’s income comes from local taxes in the form of a ‘precept’. The rules for how our Parish Council manages its finances are set down in our Financial Regulations. Our Financial Regulations are reviewed regularly and agreed by the whole council. Our current Financial Regulations are available to view at the bottom of this page.
Each year we review the risks faced by the Parish Council to ensure that we have taken adequate steps to minimise them. The latest Risk Assessment is available to view at the bottom of this page.
Internal Control Procedures
Our internal control procedures ensure that we minimise significant financial and corporate governance risks. These procedures are reviewed annually and the latest version is available to view at the bottom of this page.
Effectiveness of Internal Audit
This document ensures that we meet our legal and proper standards. This document is reviewed annually and is available to view at the bottom of this page.
FOI Model Publication Scheme
The model publication scheme sets out the information available from Titchmarsh Parish Council, in complaince with the Freedom of Information regulations. This document is reviewed annually and is available to view at the bottom of this page.
Titchmarsh Parish Council is committed to protecting your privacy. We have prepared this Privacy Notice to describe our practices regarding the ‘personal data’ we collect from contractors, members of the public, and visitors to the Titchmarsh Parish Council web site.