Parish Councils were established as the first tier of local government in 1894 to take over local oversight of civic duties in rural towns and villages. Wendlebury Parish Council discharges its duties and powers within the law and according to its governance policies. These policies are reviewed regularly.
The rules governing the behaviour of Parish Councillors are set out in the Code of Conduct produced by Cherwell District Council and adopted by the Parish in June 2012. Parish Councillors work to rules on how business is conducted, as set out in the Standing Orders and the Financial Regulations.
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Parish Council Policies
Communication Policy (adopted July 2018)
Councillor Vacancy / Co-option Procedure (adopted June 2016)
Data Protection Policy (adopted 29 November 2018)
Document Retention Policy and Procedure (adopted 22 March 2018)
Equality and Diversity Policy (adopted 27 July 2017)
Freedom of Information Introduction and Publication Scheme (adopted June 2016)
Marking the death of a Senior National Figure (adopted September 2018)
Privacy Notice (adopted 22 March 2018)
Protocol on pre-application meetings for major developments (adopted September 2016)
Recording of Meetings Policy to supplement Standing Orders section 3.1 (adopted June 2018)
Reserves Policy (adopted May 2017)
Risk Assessment 2018 / 19 (updated and adopted May 18)
Social Media Policy (adopted 24 January 2019)
Other Policies shortly to be reviewed:
Staff Appraisal Policy
Staff Recruitment Policy
Training and Development Policy
Complaints Procedure and Complaints Form
Financial Internal Controls Policy
Procedure for dealing with Planning Applications