Parish Council Documents
Code of Conduct
Every local authority is required to adopt a Code of Conduct that sets out rules governing the behaviour of its members. The current Model Code of Conduct was issued by the government in 2007 and this new Code was adopted by Brenchley Parish Council at its meeting on 1 October 2007.
View Brenchley Parish Council's Code of Conduct.
Parish councils are required by law to make certain basic provisions for the conduct of meetings and decision making. Most councils adopt more comprehensive Standing Orders to provide sound and sensible procedures which will govern the way they undertake business. Having reviewed its own arrangements, Brenchley Parish Council adopted revised Standing Orders at its meeting on 17 February 2009.
View Brenchley Parish Council's Standing Orders.
Councils are required by law to have Financial Regulations which set out how council finances are to be managed. Having reviewed its own arrangements, Brenchley Parish Council adopted revised Financial Regulations at its meeting on 17 February 2009.
View Brenchley Parish Council's Financial Regulations.
Annual Return 2011
Local councils must complete an annual return summarising their financial activities at the end of each financial year. The Brenchley PC Return for the year ended 31 March 2011 has been approved by the Council and certified by internal and external auditors.
The pavilion on Matfield Village Green was destroyed by fire in September 2011. The Parish Council intendes to rebuild it and has produced a policy document on the requirement. This document will be included in the material submitted to Sport England as part of an application for lottery funding under Sport England's 'Inspired Facilities' programme.
View Brenchley Parish Council's Pavilion Policy Document.