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Legal

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, the others every 4 years or in the light of new legislation.

Please click on the links below to access the documents.

Standing Orders

The Role & Remit of subsidiary groups (committees, sub committees, & working groups)

The Newland Parish Council Code of Conduct adopted 26th June 2012

Financial Regulations

Complaints Procedure

Protocol for filming & recording meetings

Risk Assessment Policy

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Publication Scheme

Data Protection Policy

Disciplinary Procedure

Grievance Procedure

Training Policy

Lone/Home Worker Policy

Internal controls policy