Parish Councils are obliged to consider policies to guide their actions in a variety of circumstances.  The most important of these are:

– the council’s Standing Orders, which guide procedure at meetings and other business undertakings;

– the council members’ Code of Conduct, which provides guidance regarding the standard of behaviour expected of members;

– the council’s Financial Regulations, which provide guidance on the management and control of the council’s finances.

The Parish Council is also required to issue a Publication Scheme that sets out what documents are available to view either on the website or by request.

Document TitleDownload
Publication Scheme March 2023 Download
Asset Register 2021/22
Certificate of Exemption – AGAR 2021/22
Period for the Exercise of Public Rights 2021/22
AGAR Annual Return, Governance and Accounting Statements 2021/22
Internal Audit Report 2021/22
Variances and Year End Reconciliation
Standing Orders 2022 Download
Delegation Scheme May 2021 Download
Staff Recruitment Policy Sept 2020 Download
Risk Assessment Policy May 2021 Download
Disciplinary, Dismissal and Grievance Policy Nov 2022 Download
BPC Privacy Notice (Staff/Councillors) Download
BPC General Privacy Notice Download
BPC Training Policy Feb 2022 Download
Health & Safety Policy Jun 2022 Download
BPC Equality & Diversity Policy Oct 2020 Download
BPC Community Engagement Policy April 2022 Download
Action Plan 2020-21 Download
Co-option Policy and application form 15-11 Download
Code of Conduct members adopted 25-07-2012 Accepted 22-05-2019 Download
Complaints Procedure 2020 Download
Data protection policy 13-05 Download
Grants and Donations Policy May 2021 Download
Employee Appraisal Policy Jun 2020 Download
Freedom of Information policy 2021-05 Download
MEMBER-Officer Protocol April 2022 Download
Press and Media Policy 2021-05 Download
Publication Scheme 15-09 Download