DOCUMENTS AND POLICIES
The Parish Council review their Standing Orders (the rules of the Council) and Financial Regulations every year.
The Standing Orders were amended and approved October 2018. Please click here to view.
The Financial Regulations were reviewed in 2017 and will again be reviewed in 2018.
An elected or co-opted Councillor is required by law to complete a Register of Interests form, which has to be sent to the District Council within 28 days of taking office. Copies of the registration forms for Chelmondiston Parish Councillors can be found on the Babergh District Council website HERE
You can find further information on registering interests through the Openness and Transparency on personal interests - A guide for Councillors. To view the guide: click here
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Under the Freedom of Information Act, it is the duty of all public authorities to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme. As per the Information Commissioner’s Office advice on the operation of this scheme, Chelmondiston Parish Council at its full Parish Council Meeting in 2011 adopted the new Model Publication Scheme, unedited and as prepared by the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Scheme was later reviewed and amended at the October full council meeting in 2018.
The Model Publication Scheme contains details as to the information that the Parish Council holds and the manner in which it will be made available to the public.
The Council also makes available information, which is required under the Freedom of Information Act.
For more information about the Freedom of Information Act please refer to the Information Commissioner's Office website ico.org.uk
The ICO is an independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
Chelmondiston Parish Council's Freedom Of Information Scheme is listed here: click here
For details on how to make a Freedom of Information Request please see the following policy: click here