Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Scheme of Delegation

Standing Orders

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Financial Regulations


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Scheme of Delegation

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This page provides links to the Town Council's Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, Scheme of Delegation and other adopted Policies and Procedures which are available to download. 

Standing Orders

The Standing Orders are the "rule book" for the routine conduct of Parish Council business and are based on the statutory procedures laid out in the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12, paragraph 42. Nelson Town Council use the standard template drawn up by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) tailored, where appropriate, to the business needs of the Council.


Financial Regulations

The financial regulations govern the conduct of financial management by the Council and may only be amended or varied by resolution of the Council. The council is responsible in law for ensuring that its financial management is adequate and effective and that the council has a sound system of financial control which facilitates the effective exercise of the council’s functions, including arrangements for the management of risk and for the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption. These financial regulations are designed to demonstrate how the council meets these responsibilities.


Policies and procedures are also adopted which set out how council decisions are made, and the procedures which are followed to ensure these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local residents.  

Local Councils, unlike principal authorities are not required by law, to adopt a constitution, however they do need to adopt Standing Orders and Financial Regulations and to have other governing documents which set out how the Council operates. 

Policies and Procedures

Allowances, Travel & Subsistence Expenses Policy
Asset Register Policy
Code of Conduct for Members
Community Engagement Strategy
Complaints Procedure
Co-Option Policy
Councillor Privacy Notice
Data Breach Policy & Recording Form
Dignity at Work/Bullying & Harassment Policy
Disciplinary Rules & Procedures
Document Retention & Disposal Policy 
Email Contact Privacy Notice
Equality, Inclusion & Diversity Policy
Equipment Loan Agreement Policy
GDPR - Consent to Hold Information
GDPR - Consent to Hold Information (Cllrs)
General Privacy Notice
Grant Funding Policy
Grievance Procedure
Highways Projects Policy
Information & Data Protection Policy 
Key Holder, Building Access & Security Policy 
Lone Working Policy
Management of Recording at Council Meetings
Model Publication Scheme - ICO & Information Available under the Model Publication Scheme
Press and Media Policy
Privacy Notice - For Staff, Councillors & Role Handlers
Removable Media Policy
Risk Assessment Policy  
Social Media Policy
Social Media, Internet & Email Policy
Subject Access Request Form
Training, Learning & Development Policy