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.
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.
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
Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014