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.
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 PC Standing Orders February 201[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [377.7 KB]
The Parish Council adopted new Financial Regulations on 1st December 2021, based on a model produced by the National Association of Local Councils. The Council's Financial Regulations are reviewed annually.
Financial Regulations December 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [197.2 KB]
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 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.[...]
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.
Freedom of Information - Model Publicati[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [72.4 KB]
Guide to Information Available (December[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [184.8 KB]
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.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 Pol[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [336.8 KB]
Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) now in force, the Parish Council is required to provide a Privacy Notice explaining the rights of those whose personal information is processed by the Parish Council.