Serving the people of Long Ashton & Leigh Woods

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Infrastructure Delivery Plan

Infrastructure Delivery Plan updated 2020

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Councillor co-option policy

This policy sets out the procedure to ensure there is compliance with legislation and continuity of procedures in the co-option of members to Long Ashton Parish Council. The co-option procedure is entirely managed by Long Ashton Parish Council, and this policy will ensure that a fair and equitable process is carried out.

Thu, 01 Jul 2021

Code of Conduct

Pursuant to section 27 of the Localism Act 2011, Long Ashton Parish Council has adopted this Code of Conduct to promote and maintain high standards of behaviour by its members and co-opted members whenever they conduct the business of the Council, including the business of the office to which they were elected or appointed, or when they claim to act or give the impression of acting as a representative of the Council. This Code of Conduct is based on the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

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Complaints Procedure

Long Ashton Parish Council is committed to providing a quality service for the benefit of the people who live or work in its area or are visitors to the locality. If you are dissatisfied with the standard of service you have received from this council, or are unhappy about an action or lack of action by this council, this Complaints Procedure sets out how you may complain to the council and how we shall try to resolve your complaint. This Complaints Procedure applies to complaints about council administration and procedures and may include complaints about how council employees have dealt with your concerns.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

Digital and Social Media

The use of digital and social media is an integral part of how Long Ashton Parish Council communicates with local residents, local businesses and agencies it serves and works with. This policy details how Long Ashton Parish Council will use digital and social media and gives guidelines to ensure that digital and social media use remains productive, respectful and consistent with the Council's aims and objectives.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

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Document Retention and Disposal Policy

The Council accumulates a vast amount of information and data during the course of its everyday activities. This includes data generated internally in addition to information obtained from individuals and external organisations. This information is recorded in various different types of document. 1.2 Records created and maintained by the Council are an important asset and as such measures need to be undertaken to safeguard this information. Properly managed records provide authentic and reliable evidence of the Council's transactions and are necessary to ensure it can demonstrate accountability.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

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Equality Policy

The Equality Act 2010 took effect on 1 October 2010 and replaces the previous antidiscrimination legislation. It simplifies the law removing inconsistencies and making it easier for people to understand and comply with it. It also strengthens the law in order to help tackle discrimination and inequality. The Public Sector Equality Duty is a key measure in the Act which came into force on 5 April 2011. All public bodies and organisations carrying out public functions have a duty to consider the needs of all individuals in their day to day work – in shaping policy, in delivering services and in relation to their own employees. The Public Sector Equality Duty ensures that all public bodies play their part in making society fairer by tackling discrimination and providing equality of opportunity for all. The purpose of this policy is to provide equal opportunities for everyone who comes into contact with Long Ashton Parish Council, irrespective of their characteristics (unless it can be shown that the treatment is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim).

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

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Financial Regulations

These financial regulations govern the conduct of financial management by the council and may only be amended or varied by resolution of the council. Financial regulations are one of the council's three governing policy documents providing procedural guidance for members and officers. Financial regulations must be observed in conjunction with the council's standing orders1 and any individual financial regulations relating to contracts.

The council is responsible in law for ensuring that its financial management is adequate and effective and that the council has a sound system of internal control which facilitates the effective exercise of the council's functions, including arrangements for the management of risk.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

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Small Grant Awarding Policy

This policy applies to grants of £2,000 or less. A grant or subsidy is any payment made by Long Ashton Parish Council (LAPC) to be used by an organisation or individual for a specific purpose to increase the wellbeing of the community, either generally, or for a specific purpose and which is not directly controlled or administered by LAPC. The purpose of any grant or subsidy given by LAPC is to support initiatives in the local community and to help create opportunities for the residents of Long Ashton Parish that are not, as a matter of course, funded by LAPC.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

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Large volume corresponders

Policy on residents identified as generating an unreasonably large volume of correspondence with the Parish Council

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

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Investment Strategy 2021

Long Ashton Parish Council will from time to time have surplus funds available and it is important that such funds are invested prudently with due regard to the Council's reputation and responsibility to Council Tax payers and to the priority for security and liquidity of those investments. The primary and overriding objective is the security of the capital and the Council aims to minimise risk in this regard.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

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Standing orders adopted by Council Jan 2021

Standing orders adopted by Council Jan 2021

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

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Volunteering Policy 2021

Long Ashton Parish Council recognises the vital role and contribution of volunteers. This policy aims to ensure that all volunteers can work with us in a safe and supported environment.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

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Biodiversity Policy

Biodiversity refers to the variety of life on earth. It is widely recognised that we need to be more connected to the natural world for our own survival. Biodiversity is also important in maintaining the resilience of the services nature provides to us, such as carbon sequestration. Long Ashton Parish Council recognises this value and is cognisant of its legal duty to conserve and increase biodiversity and therefore commits to conserve and increase biodiversity throughout the parish of Long Ashton and Leigh Woods.

Mon, 22 Jun 2020

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Grievance Policy

This policy is based on and complies with the 2015 ACAS Code of Practice. It also takes account of the ACAS guide on discipline and grievances at work. It aims to encourage and maintain good relationships between the Council and its employees by treating grievances seriously and resolving them as quickly as possible. It sets out the arrangements for employees to raise their concerns, problems or complaints about their employment with the Council. The policy will be applied fairly, consistently and in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020

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Burial Ground Information and Policies

Burial Ground Information, Policy, Fees and Forms

Mon, 01 Apr 2019

Subject Access Request Policy

Individuals have the right to know what data is held on them, why the data is being processed and whether it will be given to any third party. They have the right to be given this information in a hard copy. This is known as a 'subject access request' or "SAR".

Mon, 18 Mar 2019

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Personal Data Breach Policy

GDPR defines a personal data breach as "a breach of security leading to accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed". Examples include:

• Access by an unauthorised third party • Deliberate or accidental action (or inaction) by a controller or processor • Sending personal data to an incorrect recipient • Computing devices containing personal data being lost or stolen • Alteration of personal data without permission • Loss of availability of personal data

Long Ashton Parish Council takes the security of personal data seriously, computers are password protected and hard copy files are kept in locked cabinets

Mon, 18 Mar 2019

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Information and Data Protection Policy

Long Ashton Parish Council recognises it must at times, keep and process sensitive and personal information about both employees and the public, it has therefore adopted this policy not only to meet its legal obligations but to ensure high standards.

Mon, 21 May 2018

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Privacy Notice - Staff

Privacy Notice for staff, councillors and Role Holders

Tue, 01 May 2018

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Privacy Notice - General

Privacy Notice - General

Thu, 01 Feb 2018

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