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 2023The Parish Council Risk Management and Assessment document – this document is reviewed and refreshed on an annual basis.Risk-Assessment-and-Management-2023
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
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.Equality and Diversity Policy 2023
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.financialregs2023
Training PolicyWest Monkton Parish Council supports training and CPD for its employees and its Councillors.trainingpolicy2023
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-onwards8dec2020 (3)
Privacy PolicyWMPC-Privacy-Policy-June2018-1 (1)
Freedom of Information Publication SchemePublication Scheme March 2023
Asset RegisterA list of WMPC Assets – this is updated annually.Asset Register at 31st March 2023
Working Party ProtocolWorking-Party-Protocol-1
Website Accessibility StatementAccessibility Statement 2021
Volunteering PoliciesConfidentiality Statement June 2023



Volunteer Registration Form

Safeguarding PolicyWMPC Safeguarding Policy (LC003)

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


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