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Council Regulations

The parish council is part of the three tiers of Local Government which comprises Parish Council; District Council and County Council. There are 11 councillors elected every 4 years. Councillors are unpaid but have the services of a part-time paid Clerk to the Council.

 

The Council meets in public typically nine times each year and additionally when required. A period for public questions or suggestions is allowed at the start of each meeting. There is also a Parish Annual Meeting in April at which a summary of the year’s activities is presented. District and County Councillors usually attend these meetings and report on the activities of their respective Councils. Notice of meetings is displayed on the parish notice boards one week before the meeting and minutes of the meetings are published on the parish notice board and additionally on this website.

 

The Council has the powers to raise income by means of a precept levied on households in the parish and this is collected together with Council Tax by Horsham District Council. The Council precept and expenditure is, of course, monitored annually by independent auditors.

 

 

Standing Orders

 

The Standing Orders regulate the way in which the Council conducts its business. Parts of the Standing Orders are mandatory and are laid down by Acts of Parliament, whereas other are adopted voluntarily to assist in the formal running of the Council's affairs. The Standing Orders are largely taken from a nationally published set of Model Standing Orders and were revised and approved by the PC in September 2016. Standing Orders are reviewed annually.

 

Click here to view the Standing Orders

 

Financial Regulations

 

Financial Regulations govern the conduct of the financial transactions of the Council.

 

Click to view the Financial Regulations here