Policies & Procedures

Governance & Procedures

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. Twywell Parish Council discharges its duties and powers within the law and according to its governance policies. These policies are reviewed annually.

The rules governing the behaviour of Parish councillors are set out in the Code of Conduct established by the Localism Act 2011. Parish Councillors work to rules on how business is conducted, as set out in the Standing Orders adopted by the Parish Council. 

Further details on the governance and procedures of Parish Councils can be found in the Local Government Act 1972, the Localism Act 2011 (overview) and the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities. A guide for good governance is also provided in the Governance Toolkit for Parish & Town Councils, produced in partnership between the National Association of Local Councils, the Society of Local Council Clerks, Standards for England and the Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors and is endorsed by the Local Government Association (2009).

Twywell Parish Council is a member of the Northants County Association of Local Councils (NCALC) which provides support and training for the Parish Councillors and the Parish Clerk.

The policies listed below have been  approved in line with the Parish Council Meetings and will be reviewed annually 

To review at each Annual Meeting

Financial regulations 20.pdf

Standing-Orders 20.pdf

Member Code of Conduct 21.pdf

GDPR Regulations

Access-Request 20.pdf

Data-Breach-Policy 20.pdf

Data-Protection-Policy 20.pdf

Records-Retention-Policy 20.pdf

Model Publication Scheme.docx

Other documents reviewed periodically

Scheme of Delegation to Clerk.docx

Internal Control Policy.docx

Public-Complaints-policy 20.pdf


Festival committee T o R.docx

Email policy.docx                                                                         

 ICO Registration Certificate 20.21.pdf                                                                                                        

Risk-Assessment updated March 2021.docx                   

Asset Register 2020-21.xlsx

employers_liability_certificate BHIB May 21.pdf