Council Policies

Plumtree Parish Council policies has the following published policies:

Code of Conduct In accordance with section 27 of the Localism Act 2011, the parish council has adopted a Code of Conduct to promote and maintain high standards of behaviour by its members (and co-opted members) whenever they conduct the business of the council.

This Code of Conduct is based on the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.
Standing Orders Under the 1972 Local Government Act, parish councils have the power to organise their own affairs.  If they do so, then they must document how they wish to organise parish council business, especially how meetings are to be run in order to ensure orderly and balanced debate.  This document is known as Standing Orders
Emergency Plan In extreme conditions such as heavy snow and flooding, there is a possibility that the emergency services may not be able to reach the scene immediately. In such circumstances, the initial response may rely entirely on local people. To co-ordinate such activity, the parish council has formulated an Emergency Plan to help their community to prepare for an emergency and reduce its impact.
Handling Complaints A complaint is an expression of dissatisfaction by one or more members of the public about the parish council’s action or lack of action or about the standard of a service.  Plumtree Parish Council has formulated a written code of practice to be followed when handling complaints.