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

Financial Regulations

Code of Conduct

Comments, Compliments and Complaints Procedure

Hospitality & Gifts Protocol

Role of the Ambassador. Leader of the Council and Chairs

Lead Member Roles

Operations Committee Terms of Reference

Planning Licencing & Development Committee Terms of Reference

Resources and Finance Committee Terms of Reference

Services & Communities Committee Terms of Reference

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

Protocol on Member and Officer Relations

Guidelines for broadcasting or using Social Media at Council meetings

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

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

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy Statement

IT Policy

Equal Opportunity Diversity 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:

Write off Policy

Terms of Reference for Internal Audit

Tendering Procedures 

Risk Register

Procedure for Ordering of Goods and Services

And policies that support our service delivery:

Recruitment and Retention Policy

Training and Development Policy 

Lone Working Policy 

Redundancy Policy

Officers Allowances and Expenses policy


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.