Governance

The Council is bound both by the law of England, and its own governing documents. On this page, you can download these documents, which are all Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files.

  • Code of Conduct – this regulates the conduct of Councillors acting in their official capacity. A new version was adopted in July 2012.
  • Dispensation policy, which specifies when and how Councillors with an interest in the business being discussed may take part in a meeting.
  • Uplyme register of interests declared – this is a record of pecuniary and other interests declared by councillors (revised July 2015). You can also see the blank form that each Councillor completes, which explains more about the various interests.
  • Guidance on interests for Councillors from the Government – for information.
  • Standing Orders – this regulates the conduct of Council business and meetings (revised October 2014).
  • Financial Regulations – these regulate how taxpayers’ money is spent by the Council (revised November 2014).
  • How to complain if you are unhappy with the Council’s service or the way you have been treated by Councillors or officials. Please note that complaints can only be investigated if Councillors were acting in their official rather than private capacity, and the procedure does not cover properly made decisions of the Council with which you disagree.
  • Uplyme Parish Council and the Freedom of Information Act– how Council information is made public.
  • Councillors’ expenses policy – what expenses of office may be claimed by Councillors and how these are reimbursed.
  • Meetings with developers – guidance for Councillors and developers on how pre-application consultations should be conducted.
  • Clerks expenses policy and use of internet – how telephone expenses may be claimed by the Clerk and how internet banking may be used to oversee the Council’s accounts.
  • The Council is registered as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can see the current register entry by typing this reference number – Z2650888 – on the ICO web site.