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.


Terms of Reference Millennium Copse_Committee 291018 – Rules of guidance for the Millennium Copse Committee. To define the purpose and structures of the committee, whose collection of people have agreed to work together to accomplish a shared goal.


Terms of Reference Finance and Risk_Committee 311018 – Rules of guidance for the Finance and Risk Committee. To define the purpose and structures of the committee, whose collection of people have agreed to work together to accomplish a shared goal.


Terms of Reference Planning Committee 291018 – Rules of guidance for the Planning Committee. To define the purpose and structures of the committee, whose collection of people have agreed to work together to accomplish a shared goal.


Terms of Reference Personnel and Estates Committee 071118 – Rules of guidance for the Personnel and Estates Committee. To define the purpose and structures of the committee, whose collection of people have agreed to work together to accomplish a shared goal.


GENERAL PRIVACY NOTICE May 2018 – General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will take effect in the UK from 25 May 2018, this is Uplyme Parish Council’s privacy notice.


Code of Conduct May 2017 – this regulates the conduct of Councillors acting in their official capacity.


Uplyme Standing Orders Revision April 2018 – this regulates the conduct of Council business and meetings.


Uplyme Financial Regulations Revision April 2018 – these regulate how ‘taxpayers’ money is spent by the Council.


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.


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.