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Policies & Guidance

Accessibility Statement

Last Reviewed:  February 2021

Biodiversity Action Plan

How we deliver our obligation to have regard to the protection of biodiversity.

Last Reviewed:  2018

Complaints & Compliments

Sets out how complaints and compliments are handled by the council. It does not cover the issues under the Members Code of Conduct (above).

Last Reviewed:  May 2021

Equality & Diversity

Sets out how the council complies with its obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

Last Reviewed:  May 2021

Financial Regulations

Set out the details of how the council manages its finances.

Last Reviewed:  May 2021

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Sets out how we fulfil our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Last Reviewed:  May 2009

Information & Data Protection Policy

Last Reviewed:  July 2019

Information Commissioner's Office Registration Certificate (2014 - 2021)

Sets out how the council complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)​.

Last Reviewed:  2021

Media & Communications Policy

Communications Guidance for Councillors.

Last Reviewed:  September 2021

Members' Code of Conduct

Deals with councillors obligations about their conduct, including the registration and disclosure of interests. These are in line with the 7 principles which are the basis of the ethical standards expected of public office holders known as the 'Nolan Principles' (takes you to the Gov.uk website).

Last Reviewed:  May 2021

Press and Media Policy

How press and media queries are handled by the council.

Last Reviewed:  July 2021

Standing Orders

The rules by which the council operates. They include rules of procedure laid down in legislation as well as additional regulations chosen by the council (e.g., length of meetings, voting requirements).

Last Reviewed:  April 2019

Tree Management Policy

Last Reviewed:  2018

Trees - Guidance for Residents

How the council manages the trees for which they have responsibility and guidance for residents.

Last Reviewed:  2018

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