Code of Conduct, Policies & Procedures

(ALL POLICIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW)

All Councils are governed by legislation which is regularly being updated.  The majority of laws concerning Local Councils are within the Local Government Act of 1972.  Transparency and the Localism Act (2012) were introduced in recent years, along with the most recent legislation of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). 

As a result, Councils require a set of policies.  The most important of these are now the Standing Orders which lay out how the Council operates, and the Financial Regulations which state how the Council manages its finances.

Additionally, and in the interests of transparency, all Councillors are required to accept the Code of Conduct and to submit a record of their interests to the District Council.  Any member of the public can ask to see those interests.

During a meeting, in an item being raised might relate to an 'interest' of a Councillor, the Councillor is required by law to reveal that there is an interest.  Depending on the interest, the Councillor will declare a Non-Pecuniary Interest (insofar that he/she will have NO monetary gain or loss) or a Pecuniary Interest where he/she will have a monetary gain or loss.  If there is a Pecuniary Interest, it is normal for the Councillor to leave the meeting and the room and to no part in the debate.  The Councillor can ask for a dispensation to take part in the discussion for a Pecuniary Interest, which the Council would have to resolve to accept.


STANDING ORDERS
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To view Bungay Town Council's Standing Orders, click here.  

CODE OF CONDUCT
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To view Bungay Town Council's Code of Conduct, click here

POLICIES
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To view Bungay Town Council's CCTV Policy, click here.

To view the Complaints Policy, click here.

To view the Environmental and Climate Policy Statement, click here.

To view the Equality and Diversity Policy, click here

To view the Financial Regulations, click here

To view the General Privacy Policy, click here 

To view the Grants and Donations Policy, click here

To view the Lone Worker Policy, click here

To view the Model Publication Scheme, click here    

To view the Press & Social Media Policy, click here

To view the Retention of Documents Policy, click here

To view the Safeguarding Policy, click here

To view the Training & Development Policy, click here

To view the Whistle Blowing Policy, click here