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.

Roles within the council

NPC Business Plan 2021-22.pdf

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 2022

Financial Regulations

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

Financial Regulations May 2022

Complaints Procedure

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

Complaints Procedure

 

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

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 Policy 2021 [pdf]

Community Grants Application Form [doc]