Parish Council Documents

Click on the icons below to download a pdf copy of the Parish Council's Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, Code of Conduct and other policies and papers.

Standing Orders

The Parish Council adopted new Standing Orders on 12th February 2014.  They are based on model standing orders produced by the National Association of Local Councils.

Batcombe Parish Council Standing Orders
Batcombe PC Standing Orders February 201[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [377.7 KB]

Financial Regulations

The Parish Council adopted new Financial Regulations on 4th June 2014, based on a model produced by the National Association of Local Councils.  The Council's Financial Regulations are reviewed annually.

Batcombe Parish Council Financial Regulations
Batcombe Financial Regulations 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [340.3 KB]

Complaints Procedure

This Code of Practice for Handling Complaints was adopted by the Council on 3rd
September 2003, and last amended on 6th July 2011.

Batcombe Parish Council Complaints Procedure
Batcombe Parish Council Complaints Proce[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [327.9 KB]

Code of Conduct

The Parish Council's Code of Conduct was adopted on 5th September 2012.  It is based on a model produced by the National Association of Local Councils and the Somerset Association of Local Councils.  The Localism Acts requires that Parish Councillors' Register of Interest Declaration forms are published on the Parish Council's website as well as the District Council's website.  These can be found on the Declarations of Interests page.

 

Batcombe Parish Council Code of Conduct
Batcombe Parish Council Code of Conduct.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [435.0 KB]

Freedom of Information

The Model Publication Scheme prepared by the Information Commissioner was adopted by Batcombe Parish Council in 2008.  The Guide to Information Available from the Parish Council was updated in December 2012 to take into account the fact that the Council now has a website on which to publish the information it is required to provide.  The Guide will be updated further as more information is published on the website.

Model Publication Scheme
Freedom of Information - Model Publicati[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [72.4 KB]
Guide to Information Available from Batcombe Parish Council
Guide to Information Available (December[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [184.8 KB]

Media Policy

The Parish Council adopted this policy for dealing with the press and media on 7th September 2011.  It is based on a model produced by the Somerset Association of Local Councils, and was last reviewed on 2nd July 2014

Batcombe Parish Council Media Policy
Batcombe Parish Council Media Policy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [93.9 KB]

Social Media Policy

The Parish Council adopted this policy to help the Clerk and Councillors make appropriate decisions about the use of social media on 2nd December 2015.  It is based on a model produced by the Somerset Association of Local Councils, and will be reviewed annually.

Batcombe Parish Council Social Media Policy
Batcombe Parish Council Social Media Pol[...]
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