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Charlcombe Parish Council Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires every Parish Council to adopt and maintain a publication scheme to facilitate the release of information and, thereby, support and provide greater openness and transparency. Charlcombe Parish Council has adapted the model publication scheme approved by the Information Commissioner.

The Information available and how it can be obtained is set out below.

Information

How the Information can be obtained

Cost

Class 1. Who we are and what we do

Parish Councillors

Notice Board, website (see Responsibilities and Organisation)

 

n/a

Contact details for Parish Clerk and Councillors

Hard copy - Notice Board

Website - see Contact Us and Responsibilities and Organisation

 

n/a

Location of Parish Office

Contact the Parish Clerk

n/a

 

 

 

Class 2. What we spend and how we spend it

Annual return form and report by auditor (current year and previous five years)

Hard copy. Contact the Parish Clerk

10p per sheet

Finalised budget (current and previous year)

Hard copy. Contact the Parish Clerk

10p per sheet

Precept

Hard copy. Contact the Parish Clerk

10p per sheet

Grants given and received

Hard copy. Contact the Parish Clerk

10p per sheet

List of current contracts awarded and value of contract

Hard copy. Contact the Parish Clerk

10p per sheet

Members allowances and expenses

Hard copy. Contact the Parish Clerk

10p per sheet

 

 

 

Class 3. What are our priorities and how are we doing?

Chairman's report to Annual Parish Meeting (current and previous year)

Hard copy. Contact the Parish Clerk

Website – see Parish Council

10p per sheet

 

 

 

Class 4. How we make decisions

Timetable of meetings

Hard copy - Notice Board

Website -see Welcome and Parish Council

n/a

Agendas of meetings (current and previous three years)

For current - Hard copy (Notice Board) Website - see Welcome

For previous years –Contact the Parish Clerk

n/a

 

10p per sheet

Minutes of meetings (current and previous three years) N.B. - this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.

For current - Hard copy (Notice Board) Website - see Welcome

For previous years – Website – Parish Council or contact the Parish Clerk

n/a

 

10p per sheet

Reports presented to council meetings. N.B. - this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.

Hard copy – contact the Parish Clerk

Website - see Parish Council

10p per sheet

Responses to consultation papers

Hard copy – contact the Parish Clerk

Website - see Parish Council

10p per sheet

Responses to planning applications

Hard copy – contact the Parish Clerk

Website - see Planning

10p per sheet

 

 

 

Class 5. Our policies and procedures

Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business:

(1) Standing orders

(2) Code of Conduct

(3) Financial Regulations

Hard copy – contact the Parish Clerk

 

Website - see Governance and Procedures

10p per sheet

Policies and procedures for the provision of services:

(1) Policies and procedures for handling requests for information

(2) Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme)

 

Hard copy – Contact the Parish Clerk

Website - see Information Available page.

 

 

 

 

 

10p per sheet

Records management policy (records retention, destruction and archive)

Hard copy – contact the Parish Clerk

10p per sheet

Data protection policy

Hard copy – contact the Parish Clerk

10p per sheet

Schedule of charges (for the publication of information)

See below

n/a

 

 

 

Class 6. Lists and Registers

 

 

Assets Register

Hard copy – contact the Parish Clerk

10p per sheet

Disclosure log (indicating the information that has been provided in response to requests)

Hard copy – contact the Parish Clerk

10p per sheet

Register of members' interests

By inspection. Contact the Parish Clerk for appointment.

n/a

Register of gifts and hospitality

By inspection. Contact the Parish Clerk for appointment.

n/a

 

 

 

The services we offer

 

 

Salt bins and Snow Warden Scheme (snow and ice clearance)

Contact the Parish Clerk

n/a

 

 

 

Additional Information

 

 

Parish Notice Boards

Charlcombe: Charlcombe Lane, on the Wall of the Old Rectory

 

Woolley: At the top of Church Street

 

Langridge: Langridge Lane, Upper Langridge next to the post box

 

Lansdown: The Blathwayt Arms Car Park, on the wall adjacent to the public phone booth

 

Upper Weston: At the top of Weston High Street adjacent to Weston Free Church

n/a

Charlcombe Parish services and amenities

Website – see Local Information

n/a

 Contact details: Mrs Penny MacKichan  Clerk to Charlcombe Parish Council

The Old Farm, Charlcombe, Bath BA1 8DS    Tel: 01225 312706   e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES

TYPE OF CHARGE

DESCRIPTION

BASIS OF CHARGE

Disbursement cost

Photocopying @ 10p per sheet (black & white)

Actual cost *

 

Photocopying @ 15p per sheet (colour)

Actual cost*

 

Postage

Actual cost of Royal Mail standard 2nd class or large 2nd class

* the actual cost incurred by the Parish Council

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