About the Parish Council

POWERS OVER THE PARISH COUNCIL

The Parish Council is an independent body. No other body has direct authority over it providing it acts lawfully in compliance with the requirements of the relevant Acts such as the Local Government Acts, The General Data Protection Act as well as the Freedom of Information Act. In addition the Parish Council has voted to adopt the National Association of Local Councils, (N.A.L.C.) revised 2010 standing orders (of procedure and conduct).

Local Councils are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Ombudsman.

Complaints may be submitted to the Standards Board for England where there is perceived to be a breach of the Parish Councils (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2001, particularly the sections dealing with prejudicial interest.