Official Documents

The documents below include those policies and procedures that govern how we run as a council. The most important ones are:

Standing Orders

Operations Committee Terms of Reference

Planning, Licencing & Development Committee Terms of Reference

Services & Communities Committee Terms of Reference

Role of the Ambassador. Leader of the Council and Chairs

Lead Member Roles

Social Media Policy

Guidelines for broadcasting or using Social Media at Council meetings

There are also other important documents around how we run our meetings, how our councillors are supported and how we ensure the highest standards:

Code of Conduct

Councillor Allowances and Expenses policy

Information Technology for Councillors Policy

We also have policies that support effective and safe management of the organisation, such as:

1to1 Supervision and Support policy.

Lone Working policy

Health and Safety policy

Absence and leave policy.

Anti Bullying and Harassment policy.

Appraisal and Review Policy.

Capability and Sickness Management Policy.

Employment Policy.

Equal Opportunities and diversity policy.

Maternity, Paternity, Parental and adoption policy.

Officers Allowances and Expenses policy

Officer code of conduct policy.

Recruitment and Retention Policy.

Redundancy Policy

Red Alert – Emergency advice policy.

Security IT Policy.

Sickness policy.

Disciplinary Procedure background policy

Grievance policy

Training and Development Policy.

Volunteer policy and process

Whistleblowing policy.

We also have policies and procedures that make sure we spend your money wisely, have checks in place to make sure money is spent in line with our policies and to make sure we have sufficient insurances to cover any emergencies:

Financial Regulations.

Procurement Policy.

Tendering Procedures

Banking Procedures.

Investment strategy.

And policies that support our service delivery:

Regeneration policy

Early Years and Children policy

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Information Policy

FOI Publication Scheme

Comments, Compliments & Complaints Policy

Declaration of Gifts and Hospitality

We will update our policies and documents page as we review them. If there are other documents that you would like to see, please contact us.