The Parish Council consist of the chairman and councillors (or members). It is a body corporate and as such is distinct from its members and has its own legal identity. The Parish Council has Powers and Duties all of which are governed by various Acts of Parliament. The duties are those things which the Council must do, powers are those things the Council may do if it chooses.
All the policies under which the Council operates are listed below.
Every policy was reviewed and amended where appropriate in September 2016.
Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Risk Assessment are reviewed annually ( last undertaken in February 2018), the others every 4 years or in the light of new legislation.
Please click on the links below to access the documents.
The Role & Remit of subsidiary groups (committees, sub committees, & working groups)
The Newland Parish Council Code of Conduct adopted 26th June 2012
Protocol for filming & recording meetings
Risk Assessment Policy
Freedom of Information Act 2000 Publication Scheme
Data Protection Policy
Lone/Home Worker Policy
Internal controls policy