GOVERNANCE DOCUMENTS

04 Feb 2020

There are three main documents which are central to how a Parish Council functions, by establishing procedures and outlining responsibilities. These comprise the Standing Orders, the Code of Conduct and the Financial Regulations.

Standing Orders

The Standing Orders are essentially about the responsibilities of the Proper Officer (which at this Council is one of the roles covered by the Clerk), and about the procedure at meetings. The current version is available here:

KMLDPC STANDING ORDERS

 



Code of Conduct

Each Council adopts a Code of Conduct setting out the responsibilities of Councillors and how they are expected to conduct themselves whilst in office. The current version is available here: 


KMLDPC CODE OF CONDUCT

 


 

Financial Regulations

The third of the three main documents is the Financial Regulations which outlines the role of the Responsible Financial Officer, which in Councils such as ours is also part of the Clerk's remit. You can view the current version here: 


KMLDPC FINANCIAL REGULATIONS   

 

In addition to the three main documents there are various secondary documents including the following:

Publication Scheme

This sets out how information about the Council can be obtained and is a requirement of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It is based on a model document approved by the Information Commissioner. The current document adopted can be viewed here : 

KMLDPC PUBLICATION SCHEME

 

(General and Financial) Risk Assessment Register

This document identifies risks which might affect the Council and the measures put in place to minimise those risks. The latest version of this document can be viewed here: 

KMLDPC RISK ASSESSMENT REGISTER  
 
We also have specific Risk Assessment documents:

KMLDPC - RISK ASSESSMENT PLAY AREA  


KMLDPC - RISK ASSESSMENT PROPERTY ASSETS. 




 

Public Participation Rules

The Council is confident that any member of the public wishing to speak at a meeting would do so in a reasonable and sensible manner but the rules set out in the document below clarify the guidance on this matter. 


KMLDPC PUBLIC PARTICIPATION RULES 
 

 
 
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