Parish Councils work within a plethora of legislation including such as the Local Government Act 1972. Successive Governments have introduced many mechanisms in order to encourage consistency and the adoption of good practice.
We have a number of reports that are publicly available. Please click on the link below to view:
Annual report: This report is produced annually in June, with all up to date information and achievements over the past year.
- Annual report 16 – 17
(This report may take about 30 seconds to 1 minute to download to your computer, depending on your Internet connection
Annual return: Report which shows the Parish Council has received an unqualified opinion from the external auditor (BDO)
Budget: The council sets the budget for the forthcoming year in November. The budget is reviewed at full council meeting 4 times per year.
Accounts – all transactions over £100
Acton plan: The action plan will be monitored quarterly and updated accordingly.
Standing orders: The Standing orders relate to the procedures the Council follow when conducting their business.
Financial regulations: The financial regulations govern the conduct of the financial transactions of the Council. The council is responsible in law for ensuring that its financial management is adequate and effective and that the council has a sound system of internal control which facilitates the effective exercise of the council’s functions, including arrangements for the management of risk.
Risk assessment: This is an annual risk assessment that is updated annually each March
Freedom on Information: This document lists the information available from the Parish Council, how it may be obtained and any fees that may be payable.
Code of conduct: The code of conduct relates to the way the Parish Councillor’s should behave when on Council business.
Disciplinary / Grievance procedure
Anti Fraud policy
Data Protection policy
Filming in meetings policy
Equality and Diversity policy
Becoming a Parish Councillor: If you would like more information on how to become a Parish Councillor:
Community Engagement Strategy: Waldridge Parish Council are committed to encouraging residents to become more actively involved in their community.
Grants Awarding Policy: Waldridge Parish Council reserves each year a sum of money for disbursement of grants to organisations and activities which contribute constructively to the life of the Waldridge Parish.
Public Participation Policy: In March 2010 we adopted a revised Public Participation Policy which outlines the rules governing how members of the public can engage with their Parish Council.
Waldridge Parish Council encourages public participation in our Parish Council Meetings.
Members of the press and public are able to attend our meetings; public participation is at the Chairperson’s discretion.
Such participation must not hinder council business and must be conducted in such a way as to maximise its effectiveness.
Parish Council powers
Parish Councils have a wide range of powers that they can exercise. Waldridge Parish Council in 2012 became eligible for the General Power of Competence.
Parish Councils (General Power of Competence) (Prescribed Conditions) Order 2012 no 965 was given to local councils in the Localism Act 2011 sections 1 – 8, and came into force April 2012. This is a ‘first resort’ power and it allows Parish Councils to do anything that individuals generally may do as long as the law is not broken.
Health and Safety
Parish Council Assets
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