Our Policies and Procedures are set out below. All of our documents are also stored in our document management system (DMS) where you can set the filter to select documents of interest.
The policies of the Village Council show the commitment of the Council towards effective governance. They are reviewed annually and/or as necessary to respond to changes to legislation or advice relating to good practice.
Advice and guidance comes from:
National Association of Local Councils (NALC)
Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC)
West Sussex Association of Local Councils (SALC)
Joint Practitioners' Advisory Group (JPAG)
Standing Orders (PDF, 384 Kb)
Standing Orders cover the conduct and transaction of business at meetings of the Council (and any of its committees and sub committees).
Code of Conduct 2022 (PDF, 390 Kb)
The Village Council adopted the Local Government Association's Model Code of Conduct on 1st March 2022.
Complaints against Village Council members under the Code of Conduct are dealt with by the Standards Committee of Mid Sussex District Council. Click here for more information.
Code of Conduct Guidance Local Government Association (PDF, 2.2 Mb)
Guidance about the Code of Conduct published by the Local Government Association, also available at web link below.
Financial Regulations (PDF, 394 Kb)
Financial Regulations govern the conduct of the Council's financial transactions.
See the Finance page for more information
Policies and Procedures
Highways Working Group, Terms of Reference (PDF, 124 Kb)
Highways Working Group, Terms of Reference, approved 4th October 2022
Complaints Policy (PDF, 719 Kb)
Equal Opportunities Policy 2022 (PDF, 115 Kb)
Dignity at Work Policy (PDF, 263 Kb)
Civility & Respect Pledge Certificate (PDF, 442 Kb)
Winter Management Plan (PDF, 502 Kb)
This Plan explains how the Village Council works with other authorities and organisations to prepare for and respond to severe weather in the village.
Youth Club Documents
See Youth Club page for the Youth Club's policies and documents