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Council Policies

Code of Conduct for Councillors

Urpeth Parish Council has adopted a Code of Conduct to promote and maintain high standards of behaviour by its 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.

Standing Orders & Financial Regulations

The Council at its Annual Meeting in May 2018 adopted a set of updated standing orders which outlined the procedures and rules by which parish council business is transacted.


Freedom of Information

We are covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  This give people the right of access to information we hold, subject to certain exemptions.

You can find a lot of information on our website, but our FOI Publication Scheme provides details of the information available and how it can be obtained.


Data Protection Policy

The Data Protection Act controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called 'data protection principles'. They must make sure the information is: used fairly and lawfully.

From 25 May 2018 General Data Protection Regulations come into force which is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU).