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There are strict rules which govern how the Council is managed. Statutory documents relating to these rules will be listed below.

Freedom of Information Act

Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

The purpose of this publication scheme is to be a means by which the Council can make a significant amount of information available routinely. The scheme will ensure that the council will publish more information proactively, and help it to develop a greater culture of openness and transparency.

This authority’s key responsibilities are to represent the electorate of its area, to take action within the legal framework and to provide a leadership focus for the community.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 received Royal Assent on 30th November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. A ‘public authority’ is defined in the Act, and includes but is not restricted to central and local government, non-departmental public bodies, the police, the National Health Service, and schools, college and universities. Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.

Individuals already have the right of access to information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998. As far as public authorities are concerned, the Freedom of Information Act will extend this right to allow public access to all types of information held. New legislation came into force in 2008 requiring that Town/Parish Councils adopt a mandatory publication scheme to be operational from 1st January 2009. Further details are available from the Information Commissioner’s Office web site.

Powers and Duties

The Parish Council does not have major powers to carry out policies but it is able to advise and put pressure on the larger authorities in respect to the present and future development and condition of the Civil Parish area. The Council is also able to organise, within the confines of its budget, schemes to improve the social life of the Parish.

The below documents can be printed for reference, but cannot be altered, and are published in accordance with Crown Copyright regulations.

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Child Protection Policy 2013.pdf (115.1KB) Child Protection Policy 2013.pdf 115.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Co-option Procedure 2017.pdf (11.1KB) Co-option Procedure 2017.pdf 11.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Committees and Working Parties 2015.pdf (212.2KB) Committees and Working Parties 2015.pdf 212.2KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Complaints Procedure 2015.pdf (224KB) Complaints Procedure 2015.pdf 224KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Data Protection Policy 2015.pdf (200.9KB) Data Protection Policy 2015.pdf 200.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Financial Regulations 2015.pdf (129.2KB) Financial Regulations 2015.pdf 129.2KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Foxton Freedom of Information 2015.pdf (222.7KB) Foxton Freedom of Information 2015.pdf 222.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Freedom of Information Act 2015.pdf (228.8KB) Freedom of Information Act 2015.pdf 228.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document
GoodCouncillors guide_V4.pdf (1.7MB) GoodCouncillors guide_V4.pdf 1.7MB Adobe Acrobat Document
Parish Council Code of Conduct 2015.pdf (129.2KB) Parish Council Code of Conduct 2015.pdf 129.2KB Adobe Acrobat Document
PCNET.Model Publication Scheme.pdf (54.8KB) PCNET.Model Publication Scheme.pdf 54.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document
PCNET.Powers and Duties of Parish Councils.pdf (41.1KB) PCNET.Powers and Duties of Parish Councils.pdf 41.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Press and Media Policy 2015.pdf (71.3KB) Press and Media Policy 2015.pdf 71.3KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Standing Orders 2015.pdf (410.1KB) Standing Orders 2015.pdf 410.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document