Parish Council > Policies and Procedures

Parish councils are set up and controlled by Acts of Parliament. They represent and support their local communities and have powers to protect local environments and provide local services and facilities.

 

However, parish councils do not have unlimited powers to do whatever they choose. They can only act if they have been given a specific power to do so by law. It is important that councils work within the law and that they have policies and procedures to ensure that any business is conducted in the correct legal and transparent manner.

 

Please see below a list of existing policies and procedures. These will be updated and added to during 2022 and then reviewed as stated in each document.