Council Regulations

Local Councils (Parish) are the first tier of local government, statutory bodies which are and controlled by law, this means there are certain rules and procedures which a Council must follow.

When a Councillor is elected or co-opted to join the Council they must sign the register of interest and must abide by the Code of Conduct.

The Council is a corporate body and therefore the decisions ‘it’ makes are made collectively. The key responsibility of the Parish Council is to serve the community it represents.


Policy Legislation
Unified Code of Conduct  Unified Code of Conduct 2023
Standing Orders FWS Standing Orders 2023
Financial Regulations FWS Financial Regulations 2023
Transparency Code Transparency Policy Jan 2023
Risk Management FWS Risk Management 2022
Complaints Policy Complaints Policy 2023
Document Retention Policy Document retention policy 2023
E-mail Policy E-mail Policy 2023
Freedom of Information Freedom of Information Policy Jan 2023
Vexatious Policy Vexatious Policy Jan 2023
Data Protection (GDPR) Data Protection Statement 2023
Appraisal Appraisal policy 2021
Equality Policy FwS Equality Policy Mar 2023
General Privacy Notice Privacy Notice – General 2023
Privacy Notice – Staff, Councillors and Role Holders Privacy Notice Staff, Councillors and Role Holders 2023
Publications Scheme FwS Publication Scheme 2023
Publicity and Media Policy Publicity and Media Policy 2023
Grant Policy Grants Policy
Grant Application Form Grant Application Form
Zero Tolerance Policy Zero Tolerance Policy Mar 2023

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Link to

Local Government Act 1972 Link to


Assett List 2023

Roles and Responsibilities 2023