Parish Council Documents

The Parish Council documents, including a description of each are available below:

If you cannot find a document please contact the Clerk.

Name of DocumentDescriptionLink
Good Councillors GuideA good councillors guide published by the Somerset Association of Local Councils (SALC)Good-Councillors-guide-2016
Risk Management and Assessment Document 2022The Parish Council Risk Management and Assessment document – this document is reviewed and refreshed on an annual basis.Risk Assessment and Management 2022
Standing OrdersThe Standing Orders provide a set of rules which indicate the way the Parish Council must conduct its business, how it interacts with other people and agencies, what the Clerk does, annual requirements such as audit and accountability.

These documents, which govern the way the Parish Council conducts itself and its business, are available for inspection upon request from the Clerk.

Code of ConductThe Code of Conduct is adopted by the Parish Council every year. The Code of Conduct ensures that Councillors act within the law, that their actions are transparent and do not bring the Parish Council into disrepute.LGA-Model-Councillor-Code-of-Conduct-CityTown-and-Parish-version-for-Somerset Adopted 10th May 2022
Complaints / Disciplinary / Grievance PolicyThis document sums up the polices for complaints to the council, and disciplinary / grievance polices for those employed by the Parish Council.complaintsgrievancedisciplinaryprocedure202223
Equality PolicyThis is the policy that will be followed by West Monkton Parish Council in the conduct of its business.equalitypolicy 202122
Financial RegulationsThe Financial Regulations are adopted by the Parish Council every year. These regulations ensure that the Parish Council acts within the law, that it is accountable and that correct audit trails are set up.FinancialRegulations2022-23
Training PolicyWest Monkton Parish Council supports training and CPD for its employees and its Councillors.trainingpolicy202223
Grants PolicyIf you wish to apply for a grant from West Monkton Parish Council, this policy explains what is needed and what you have to do.Grants policy for April1 2021 onwards
Privacy PolicyWMPC Privacy Policy June2018 (1)
Freedom of Information Publication Scheme
Asset RegisterA list of WMPC Assets – this is updated annually. Last updated November 2020WMPCAssetRegisternovember2020
Working Party ProtocolWorking Party Protocol
Website Accessibility StatementAccessibility Statement 2021
Volunteering PoliciesConfidentiality Statement June 2022


Volunteer Policy 2022

Volunteer Registration Form

Safeguarding PolicyWMPC Safeguarding Policy 2023

The WMPC Health and Safety policies ( as per SALC) are available here.


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