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Financial Regulations England July 2019 (PDF, 219 Kb)
Member Code of Conduct (PDF, 229 Kb)
Adopted by Denton Parish Council on 19th May 2021
The Members' Code of Conduct is intended to promote high standards of behaviour amongst Councillors.
The Code is underpinned by the following seven Nolan principles of public life, which should be adhered to when interpreting the meaning of the Code
Model Standing Orders 2018 England (PDF, 320 Kb)
ADOPTED BY DENTON PARISH COUNCIL ON
19 MAY 2021
These model standing orders update the National Association of Local Council (NALC) model standing orders contained in "Local Councils Explained" by Meera Tharmarajah (© 2013 NALC). This publication contains new model standing orders which reference new legislation introduced after 2013 when the last model standing orders were published.
HOW TO USE MODEL STANDING ORDERS
Standing orders are the written rules of a local council. Standing orders are essential to regulate the proceedings of a meeting. A council may also use standing orders to confirm or refer to various internal organisational and administrative arrangements. The standing orders of a council are not the same as the policies of a council but standing orders may refer to them.
Local councils operate within a wide statutory framework. NALC model standing orders incorporate and reference many statutory requirements to which councils are subject. It is not possible for the model standing orders to contain or reference all the statutory or legal requirements which apply to local councils. For example, it is not practical for model standing orders to document all obligations under data protection legislation. The statutory requirements to which a council is subject apply whether or not they are incorporated in a council's standing orders.
The model standing orders do not include model financial regulations. Financial regulations are standing orders to regulate and control the financial affairs and accounting procedures of a local council. The financial regulations, as opposed to the standing orders of a council, include most of the requirements relevant to the council's Responsible Financial Officer. Model financial regulations are available to councils in membership of NALC.