Official Documents and Notices
All documents are available from the Parish Office
Standing orders are the rules by which the council agrees to conduct its business. They are reviewed annually and as soon as possible following any changes in staffing or legislation.
Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council last reviewed their Standing Orders May 2020 or you may request a copy from the Parish Council Office.
Financial Regulations are required by local councils to ensure that public accountability and high standards of financial integrity are exercised over the control of public funds. The council's financial regulations comply with and support legislation relating to local councils. They are reviewed annually
Download the Financial Regulations May 2020 for Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council
The General Power of Competence
The Government introduced the General Power of Competence (GPC) in the Localism Act 2011 to give eligible councils the power to ‘do anything individuals may generally do’ as long as it is not prohibited by other legislation or restrictions. It is a power of first resort so the power may be used without having to consider other powers first.
Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council resolved at the AGM in of the council in mAY 2019 that they meet the following criteria:
Two thirds of the Council are elected, at the time of the resolution
The clerk holds either the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) including section 7 of CiLCA 2012; or a level 4 qualification from the University of Gloucestershire.
Eligibility must be re-confirmed at each annual meeting following an ordinary election.
In using the GPC councils must have regard to any relevant legislation, restrictions and potential risk to the council; they should also act within the general principle of ‘reasonableness’.
General Data Protection Regulation
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the UK from 25th May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protections regarding how their personal data is used. Local councils must comply with its requirements, just like any other organisation.
Links to our key documents:
These are our Policies and Procedures relating to employment.
The care of the children, young people and vulnerable adults who use our services is very important to us. The following polices, code of conduct and procedures have been adopted by the Parish Council.
Polices and Procedures
Copies of the following policies and procedures can also be requested from the Parish Council Office.