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Policies

Media Communications Policy

Chard Town Council has adopted this Code of Practice which is intended to cover the protocol for communications with the media. Media Communications Policy
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Protocol for Member/Officer relations

This protocol is intended as a guide for Members and Officers in their dealings with one another and as a supplement to the Members' Code of Conduct.  To a large extent the protocol is a statement of practice and convention which is intended to provide ...
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Standing Orders

Chard Town Council has a duty to ensure that rules for administration of the Council are followed. These rules are set out to guide the procedures of the Council and are called Standing Orders. Some of them are required by law and must be adhered to,...
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Financial Regulations

The Council must operate a system of internal control appropriate to its expenditure and activities. The Financial Regulations give details of how the Council must manage its finances. Financial Regulations Adopted August 2014
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Code of Conduct

Chard Town Council has adopted this Code which sets out details of expected behaviour by Councillors. It is based on the seven ‘Nolan’ principles of public life; SELFLESSNESS, INTEGRITY, OBJECTIVITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, OPENNESS, HONESTY and LEADERSHIP Code of ...
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Complaints Policy

Chard Town Council has adopted this Code of Practice which is intended to cover complaints about the administration or procedures of the Council. Chard Town Council Complaints Procedure.
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Annual Report

This report aims to outline and review the key events the Council has been involved with during the year. It is presented to members of the public in May at the Annual Parish Meeting. Annual Report 2014 2015 Annual Report 2013 2014 Annual...
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Shaping Our Future

This forward plan outlines the Council’s roles and responsibilities, priority projects and key aims and objectives for the period 2012-2015 Shaping our future 2012 2015
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Policy on Unacceptable Actions

The Town Council, Councillors and staff aim to provide assistance and support to anyone who seeks to use its services. For the largest proportion of persons who contact the Town Council, the matter is dealt with in line with acceptable procedures. However,...
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Grit Bin Policy

This policy document gives information about when the Council will provide a grit bin to local communities. Grit Bin Policy
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Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires the Council to have a Publication Scheme explaining how certain types of council information is made available.
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