Council Governance

The Council is governed by legislation. To ensure that the Council acts within its powers and fulfils it duties, it has adopted key governance documents. The Councils controls are reviewed during annual audits. 

Standing Orders

The standing order govern the activity of the Council and detail the rules by which the Council should conduct its day to day business.

They also detail how meetings of the Council and Committees should be conducted .

Financial Regulations


The financial governance of the Council and its accountability is outlined in the Councils Financial Regulations.

These are currently being reviewed.

Code of Conduct

The Parish Council is required to adopt a Code of Conduct by which Councillors are required to adhere whilst representing the Council.

When elected, each Councillor signs a declaration confirming that they will abide by the Councils Code of Conduct.

Committee Terms of Reference

Each Council Committee has a Terms of Reference.

These detail the role and responsibilities of the Committee, the quorum and any decision making powers.

End of Year Accounts

The Councils Financial Year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

At the end of each financial year, the Parish Council are internally and externally audited.

Elections

A Parish Council election takes place every four years.

The current Council was elected in May 2019. If you are interested in becoming a Councillor contact Bromsgrove District Council's Electoral Services. You can also view the 2019 election results on the District Council website.

Scheme of Delegation

The Scheme of delegation details the responsibilities and powers which have been delegated to officers of the Council. The Council is currently in the process of redrafting its Scheme of Delegation.

Budgeting

The Councils Financial Year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

Each year the parish council adopts a budget for the financial year. The budget details how much the Parish Council expects to spend on projects, services and resources.

Freedom of Information

The Parish Council is required to comply to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 .

The Councils Publication Scheme can be downloaded below.