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Powers and Duties

The Parish Council does not have major powers to carry out policies, but it is able to advise and put pressure on the district, county and national park authorities in respect to the present and future development and condition of the parish area. There are also strict rules which govern how a Parish Council is managed, and there are a number of powers and responsibilities it can use to validate its actions.

The statutory documents listed at the bottom of the page can be printed for reference, but cannot be altered, and are published in accordance with Crown Copyright regulations.  These documents are reviewed annually at the Annual Meeting of the Council, and amended/updated as and when legislative and regulatory changes occur.

Freedom of Information Act

Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

The purpose of this publication scheme is to be a means by which the parish council can make a significant amount of information available routinely. The scheme will ensure that the parish council will publish more information proactively, and help it to develop a greater culture of openness and transparency.

One of our key responsibilities is to represent the electorate of the area, to take action within the legal framework and to provide a leadership focus for the community.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 received Royal Assent on 30th November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. A ‘public authority’ is defined in the Act, and includes but is not restricted to central and local government, non-departmental public bodies, the police, the National Health Service, and schools, college and universities. Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.

Individuals already have the right of access to information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998. As far as public authorities are concerned, the Freedom of Information Act will extend this right to allow public access to all types of information held. New legislation came into force in 2008 requiring that Town/Parish Councils adopt a mandatory publication scheme to be operational from 1st January 2009. Further details are available from the Information Commissioner’s Office web site.

 

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00 MAIN REGISTER 2024 approve May 24 updated Approve May 25.pdf (150.8KB) 00 MAIN REGISTER 2024 approve May 24 updated Approve May 25.pdf 150.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document
00 MAIN REGISTER 2024 approve May 24.pdf (138.8KB) 00 MAIN REGISTER 2024 approve May 24.pdf 138.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Archive List NYC at April 2023.pdf (93.9KB) Archive List NYC at April 2023.pdf 93.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Archive List NYCC at May 17.pdf (101.6KB) Archive List NYCC at May 17.pdf 101.6KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Biodiversity Policy January 2024.pdf (94.2KB) Biodiversity Policy January 2024.pdf 94.2KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Civilityand  Respect model councillor officer protocol Oct 2022 Adopted Dec 2022.pdf (257.1KB) Civilityand Respect model councillor officer protocol Oct 2022 Adopted Dec 2022.pdf 257.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Co-option eligibility check.pdf (23.7KB) Co-option eligibility check.pdf 23.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Complaints Procedure Adopted Oct 2013 LTN9 Handling Complaints Appendix revised January 2013.pdf (24.3KB) Complaints Procedure Adopted Oct 2013 LTN9 Handling Complaints Appendix revised January 2013.pdf 24.3KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EcU Model Financial Regs England Updated July 2019 Adopted 2020 amended 2023.pdf (306KB) EcU Model Financial Regs England Updated July 2019 Adopted 2020 amended 2023.pdf 306KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EcU new NALC Model standing orders July 2018 Adopted Oct 18 revised 2023.pdf (304.6KB) EcU new NALC Model standing orders July 2018 Adopted Oct 18 revised 2023.pdf 304.6KB Adobe Acrobat Document
employers_liability_certificate 23 24.pdf (128.6KB) employers_liability_certificate 23 24.pdf 128.6KB Adobe Acrobat Document
employers_liability_certificate 24 25.pdf (133.8KB) employers_liability_certificate 24 25.pdf 133.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC Data Protection policy Adopted March 2015.pdf (238.7KB) EUPC Data Protection policy Adopted March 2015.pdf 238.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC Dignity at Work Policy Adopted March 2015.pdf (179.4KB) EUPC Dignity at Work Policy Adopted March 2015.pdf 179.4KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC Document Retention Policy Adopted March 2015.pdf (193KB) EUPC Document Retention Policy Adopted March 2015.pdf 193KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC FOI Policy for a local council Adopted April15.pdf (90.6KB) EUPC FOI Policy for a local council Adopted April15.pdf 90.6KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC GDPR AUDIT APPROVED MAY 18.pdf (21.7KB) EUPC GDPR AUDIT APPROVED MAY 18.pdf 21.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC GDPR SECURITY INCIDENT POLICY Dec 18.pdf (74.4KB) EUPC GDPR SECURITY INCIDENT POLICY Dec 18.pdf 74.4KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC Guidance for the recording of meetings revised July 15.pdf (75.4KB) EUPC Guidance for the recording of meetings revised July 15.pdf 75.4KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC Internal Control Checklist Adopted April 2015.pdf (70.9KB) EUPC Internal Control Checklist Adopted April 2015.pdf 70.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC LTN22 Template disciplinary policy Jan 20.pdf (294.8KB) EUPC LTN22 Template disciplinary policy Jan 20.pdf 294.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC LTN22 Template grievance policy Jan 20.pdf (253.9KB) EUPC LTN22 Template grievance policy Jan 20.pdf 253.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC Public Participation Guidelines Adopted April 2015.pdf (176.5KB) EUPC Public Participation Guidelines Adopted April 2015.pdf 176.5KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC Publication Guide parish_council_information_guide April 2016 updated 2023.pdf (193KB) EUPC Publication Guide parish_council_information_guide April 2016 updated 2023.pdf 193KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC Risk Assessment Public Conveniences Review Approve May 2023.pdf (160.1KB) EUPC Risk Assessment Public Conveniences Review Approve May 2023.pdf 160.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC Sickness absence policy for a parish council Adopted March 2015.pdf (161.6KB) EUPC Sickness absence policy for a parish council Adopted March 2015.pdf 161.6KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC Social Media Policy 2021.pdf (113.7KB) EUPC Social Media Policy 2021.pdf 113.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
EUPC Website Accessibility Statement approved Dec 19.pdf (356.4KB) EUPC Website Accessibility Statement approved Dec 19.pdf 356.4KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Fire Risk Assessment Sept 2017 approved 2018 and updated 2023.pdf (118.8KB) Fire Risk Assessment Sept 2017 approved 2018 and updated 2023.pdf 118.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document
GDPR ICO Registration Certificate - ZA100518 2023.pdf (184.9KB) GDPR ICO Registration Certificate - ZA100518 2023.pdf 184.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document
General Privacy Notice agreed May 2018.pdf (308.3KB) General Privacy Notice agreed May 2018.pdf 308.3KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Internal Privacy Notice agreed May 2018.pdf (320.1KB) Internal Privacy Notice agreed May 2018.pdf 320.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
LGA Model Councillor Code of Conduct 2020 V2 0121 EUPC Adopted April 2021.pdf (325.7KB) LGA Model Councillor Code of Conduct 2020 V2 0121 EUPC Adopted April 2021.pdf 325.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
ParishPlan 2020 2025.pdf (231KB) ParishPlan 2020 2025.pdf 231KB Adobe Acrobat Document
PCNET.Powers and Duties of Parish Councils.pdf (41.1KB) PCNET.Powers and Duties of Parish Councils.pdf 41.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Policy List Review 2024 Timeline.pdf (168.6KB) Policy List Review 2024 Timeline.pdf 168.6KB Adobe Acrobat Document
public_liability_certificate 23 24.pdf (67.8KB) public_liability_certificate 23 24.pdf 67.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document
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Risk Assessment - Operating and Financial 24 25.pdf (114.5KB) Risk Assessment - Operating and Financial 24 25.pdf 114.5KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Risk Assessment Beacon 2017 revised 2022 approved Feb 2022 to publish.pdf (120.9KB) Risk Assessment Beacon 2017 revised 2022 approved Feb 2022 to publish.pdf 120.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Risk Assessment for holding in person council meeting Covid 19 Aug 2020.docx.pdf (134.9KB) Risk Assessment for holding in person council meeting Covid 19 Aug 2020.docx.pdf 134.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document

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