Regulations and Standing Orders

Standing Orders

Standing orders are the written rules of the Parish Council.  We develop them to control our internal organisational and administrative procedures such as procurement and meetings.  Our work is subject to many statutory requirements.  Standing orders are in place to control the aspects of our work such as the number of meetings we must hold, the places that we can meet, quorum, notice periods and procedures for committees and sub-committees.

Our standing orders are reviewed periodically and updated as necessary.  Here is a link to the current version.

Standing Orders 2022


There is a large body of regulation covering many aspects of our work.  The list below is by no means exhaustive, but serves to provide a view of the framework within which we operate.  The Parish Councillors, with considerable help from the Parish Clerk, keep up to date with the key aspects of this body of regulation.  If you feel that we are missing something important, please get in touch with the Parish Clerk who will be able to help put things right.

Local Government Act 1894

Open Spaces Act 1906

Public Health Act 1936

Parish Councils Act 1957

Trustee Investments Act 1961

Local Government Act 1972

Highways Act 1980

Litter Act 1983

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Local Government and Rating Act 1997

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Cleaner Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

Sustainable Communities Act 2007

Localism Act 2011

Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014

Data Protection Act 2018 (GDPR)