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
Code of Conduct FWS Code of Conduct 2021
Standing Orders FWS Standing Orders 2021
Financial Regulations FWS Financial Regulations 2021
Transparency Code Transparency Policy Sept 2021
Charity Policy Charity Donation Policy – 2016
Complaints Policy Complaints procedure – 2016
Freedom of Information Freedom of Information Act 2000 Sept 2021
Meeting Policy Behaviour Policy 18
Vexatious Policy Vexatious Policy 2021
Data Protection (GDPR)
Employment Rights

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Link to

Local Government Act 1972 Link to


Register of assets

Responsibilities of the council 2016