In line with section 20 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Information Commissioner has now developed and approved a new model publication scheme which was adopted, without modification, by the Parish Council at its meeting on

12th November 2008.The scheme will be valid until further notice and any modification which removes information from the model scheme will require the approval of the Information Commissioner.


The scheme commits a Parish Council to:


The classes of information will not generally include:

††††††††††† Freedom of Information Act.


Method by which information published under the scheme will be made available : or by telephoning 01302 770922.If necessary an appointment to view documentation will be made within a reasonable timescale following the request.


Charges which may be made for information published under the scheme:




Class 1

This will be current information only:

Whoís who on Council and Committees.

Contact details for Clerk and members (with telephone number, address and e-mail address)


Class 2

Current/previous financial year as minimum

Annual return form and auditorís report

Finalised budget


Any borrowing approval letter

Financial Standing Orders/Regulations

List of current contracts award and value

Membersí allowances and expenses


Class 3

Parish Plan

Annual Report to Parish

Quality status

Local charters drawn to DCLG guidelines


Class 4

Timetable of all meetings

Agendas of all meetings

Minutes of all meetings (excluding information properly regarded as private to the meeting)

Reports presented to Council meetings (-ditto-)

Responses to consultation papers

Responses to planning applications



Class 5

Policies and procedures for the conduct of business

Procedural standing orders

Committee/sub committee terms of reference

Delegated authority in respect of officers

Code of Conduct

Policy Statements

Policies and procedures for provision of Services and the employment of staff

Internal policies relating to the delivery of services

Equality/diversity policy

Health and safety policy

Complaints procedures (inc. requests for information and operating the publication scheme)

Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive)

Data protection policies

Schedule of charges (for publication of information)


Class 6

Assets register

Register of membersí interests

Register of gifts and hospitality


Class 7

Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities

Seating, litter bins, memorials and lighting