Governance

Normandy Parish Council is committed to transparency and open government.  We will be adding documents on the website as they are published. These documents will usually be in PDF form. Other documents will be added as and when requested or notified.

If you have any queries, please contact the Parish Clerk - Contact Us page.

Standing Orders

The Standing Orders contains two major sections.

Part I is intended as guide for those presiding at meetings of the Councils and its Committees and Working Partied and a source to refer to when there is a procedural difficulty during a meeting.

Part II provides a complete set of Standing Orders incorporating various new requirements, such as those to be observed under the new Code of Conduct. Even if Standing Orders have not been formally adopted, a chairman can use them as a basis for rulings on procedures if there is a dispute.

Standing Orders May 2024

Financial Regulations

The financial regulations govern the conduct of the financial transactions of Normandy Parish Council.

Financial Regulations May 2023

Complaints Procedure

The Complaints Procedure outlined for members of the public regarding all matters relating to Normandy Parish Council.

Complaints Procedure 2023

 

Accessibility

Normandy Parish Council (NPC) is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Website accessibility

Code of Conduct

The code of conduct outlines the standards that members of the council adhere to during their term in office.

Members' Code of Conduct May 2021

 

Register of Interests

Members' Allowances

The Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 (SI.2003/1021) is applicable to Normandy Parish Council.

Regulation 25 allows for a parish or town council to pay a basic allowance to either its chairman only, or to each of its elected members (the amount for the Chairman may differ from that of the other members). The allowance is not a salary – it is to cover the general expenses of being a local councillor. Specific travelling and subsistence expenses are covered separately, and can be claimed when appropriate.

Some parish councils do choose to pay a basic allowance to their elected members. Normandy Parish Council, in common with many others, does NOT pay any Basic Allowance to members.

Employee Handbook

The Employee Handbook contains all Policies and Forms relating to Personnel and HR matters - it includes such topics as Health and Safety, Recruitment, Pay, Sickness and Absence.

Employee Handbook - adopted 1 July 2021

Fixed Assets

Parish Councils must maintain an asset register to ensure fixed assets are appropriately safeguarded. Once recorded on the asset register, the value of assets must not change from year to year until disposal; concepts of depreciation and impairment adjustments are not appropriate for local councils. The register provides a basis for decisions on risk and insurance issues and provides information on the age and lifespan of items.  It is a working document and regularly updated.

Asset Register for year end AGAR 2024 FINAL

Financial Controls & Audit

Please click on the below links to view each document.

2023

Notice of Public Rights 2023 - Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for this financial year to which the audit relates.  These records are available for inspection from Monday 12th June to Friday 21st July 2023.  Please see attached document for more information.

Notice of the Exercise of Public Rights of Inspection

LOCAL AUTHORITY ACCOUNTS A SUMMARY OF YOUR RIGHTS

Annual Internal Auditors Report 2023

AGAR s.1 & 2

Declaration of unaudited accounts

External Auditor Report and Certificate 2023

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2023

2022

Notice of Public Rights 2022 abridged

External Auditor Report and Certificate 2021-2022

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2022

Unaudited AGAR

2020-2021

Normandy PC - Internal Auditor's report March 2021

Normandy Parish Council AGAR 2020-21

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 31March21

2019-2020

Internal Audit 2019/2020

Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 and External Audit Report

NPC Audit Annual return year ended 31 Mar 2020

Register of Assets 2020 (excel document)

Notice of Public Rights & Publication Accounts for year ended 31March20

2018-2019

Accounting statements 2018-19

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 31March19

Notice of Conclusion of Audit final 31Mar19

Annual Internal Audit Report 2018-19

2017-2018

Financial Regulations 2018

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 31March18

Annual Internal Audit Report 2017-18

Accounting Statements 2017-18

Annual Governance Statement 2017-18

NPC notice of conclusion of audit Nov 2017

Annual Accounts Audit Information March 2017 [PDF]

 

Data Protection

The council respects people's personal data and it is the Council’s policy that data will only be retained for as long as is necessary for operational and /or legal requirements.

Privacy Policy

Freedom of Information Statement

The Council follows the Model Publication Scheme as laid out by the Information Commissioner.

Freedom of Information Act Publication Scheme [PDF]

Community Grants

Each year the Council extends the opportunity to local community groups, charities or voluntary organisations to apply for a financial grant from the Council’s grant budget of up to £1,000.  There are certain criteria that must be met to be eligible for a community grant, these are set out in the Council’s Grants Policy which is available to download below. Terms and conditions apply.

Community Grants Application Form [doc]

Community Grants awarded in 2022 [pdf]

Community Grants Policy 2023

Community Grants awarded in 2023

Policies