The Parish Council has a number of policies that outline how decisions should be made in different circumstances. This provides guidance to different questions that you might ask together with transparency and accountability, two important tenets of the PPC.
Lytchett Matravers PC Standing Orders
Standing orders are the written rules of a local council. Standing orders are essential to regulate the proceedings of a meeting. A council may also use standing orders to confirm or refer to various internal organisational and administrative arrangements. The standing orders of a council are not the same as the policies of a council but standing orders may refer to them
Lytchett Matravers PC Code of Conduct
This policy openly commits councillors to be adopt behaviours and responsibilities associated with the role and to be held accountable.
Lytchett Matravers PC Councillor Requirements Policy
This policy outlines the expected and desirable knowledge and experiences that a councillor should have
Lytchett Matravers PC Complaints Procedure 2021
This set of documents relates to complaints in respect of Council Employees, the activities of the Council, the Councillors and Complaints that need directing towards other authorities, such as, Dorset County Council
Lytchett Matravers PC Equal Opportunities Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide equal opportunities to all employees, irrespective of their characteristics (unless there are genuine occupational qualifications or objectively justified reasons for a different approach to be taken)
Lytchett Matravers PC Child Protection Policy and Procedures
Lytchett Matravers Parish Council is committed to providing a safe environment for children. Lytchett Matravers Parish Council is committed to facilitating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children enabling them to enjoy the play areas, open spaces, buildings and any activities provided by or on behalf of the Parish Council, while ensuring that their safety is respected. The purpose of this policy is to safeguard children who come into contact with representatives of the council and to facilitate the best possible professional practice from the council, its staff, elected members and volunteers.
Lytchett Matravers PC Financial Regulations
These financial regulations govern the conduct of financial management by the council and may only be amended or varied by resolution of the council. Financial regulations are one of the council’s three governing policy documents providing procedural guidance for members and officers. Financial regulations must be observed in conjunction with the council’s standing orders1 and any individual financial regulations relating to contracts.
Lytchett Matravers PC Annual Investment Policy and Strategy
This document gives guidance on borrowing and investments by Lytchett Matravers Parish Council in accordance with ‘the Local Government Act 2003’ and highlights that the Council is committed to Treasury Management
Lytchett Matravers PC Training and Development policy
This policy outlines the councils commitment to monitoring and meeting the training needs of its members and employees, and managing the associated budget.
Lytchett Matravers PC Document retention Scheme
This policy outlines the need to retain documents for audit purposes, employee management, tax liabilities and the eventuality of legal disputes and proceedings. By establishing and adopting a Document Retention Scheme, the council has addressed these needs, and taken into account its obligations under UK legislation.
Lytchett Matravers PC Health and Safety policy
The Lytchett Matravers Parish Council recognises that it has a duty of care to everyone who visits or works in or on its premises. Consequently this policy outlines the need to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for our employees, council members, volunteers and contractors and to provide such information, instruction, training and supervision as they need for this purpose.
Lytchett Matravers PC Policy for the management of trees
This policy outlines the council’s role and responsibility in maintaining, replacing and adding to the many trees that benefit our neighbourhood.
Lytchett Matravers PC Donation of Benches and Seats
This policy outlines the procedure for the consideration of requests for donated benches or seating to be installed on any public space owned by the Council, including Row Park Cemetery.
Lytchett Matravers PC Commemorative Dedication and Donation of Trees
This policy outlines the procedure for the consideration of requests for Commemorative & Dedication Trees to be planted on land owned by the Parish Council
Lytchett Matravers PC Policy and procedure for grants
The Parish Council awards grants, at its discretion, to organisations which can demonstrate a clear need for financial support to achieve an objective which will benefit the Parish. This policy outlines the procedures and eligibility criteria for applying for these grants. See [Applying for a council grant] for more details
Freedom of Information
The Lytchett Matravers Parish Council resolved to adopt the Model Publication Scheme for the provision of information requested by members of the public. This Policy outlines the Council’s policy for the publication of information, and its procedures for responses to requests for information, as listed in the Lytchett Matravers Parish Council Guide to Information, in accordance with the Model Publication Scheme.