Foundation Standard Award Level

Here is a summary of the requirements for a Foundation Standard Award Level Council with hyperlinks to the relevant documents

Its Standing Orders and Financial Regulations

Its Code of Conduct and a link to councillors’ registers of interests

Its publication scheme

Its last annual return

Transparent information about council payments

A calendar of all meetings including the annual meeting of electors

Minutes for at least one year of Full Council meetings and the Committees;  Policy and Finance, Environment and Open Spaces, Planning

The current agendas for upcoming meetings are available on the homepage and past agendas are available with the minutes.

The budget and precept information for the current or next financial year

Its complaints procedure

Council contact details are on the home page and councillor information in line with the Transparency Code

Its action plan for the current year

Evidence of Consulting the Community

Publicity advertising council activities

Evidence of participating in Town and Country Planning

The additional documents that are required are not necessarily available for public inspection, but the council confirms that it has

A risk management scheme

A register of assets

Contracts for all members of staff

Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

A policy for training new staff and councillors

A record of all training undertaken by staff and councillors in the last year

A Clerk who has achieved 12 CPD points in the last year