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Press / Media Policy

This document has been prepared as a guidance note for officers and members. It represents the policy of the Council in respect of its relationships with the Press and Media.

  • Posted: 8th May 2023
  • Adopted: 15th May 2023
  • Reviewed: 2023‑05
  • Next review: 2024-05

Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information Act

This model publication scheme has been prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner. It may be adopted without modification by any public authority without further approval and will be valid until further notice.

  • Created: May 2023
  • Adopted: 15th May 2023
  • Version: 1
  • Reviewed: 2023‑05
  • Next review: 2024-05

Records Retention Policy

The Parish Council recognises that the efficient management of its records is necessary to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations and to contribute to the effective overall management of the association. This document provides the policy framework through which this effective management can be achieved and audited.

  • Created: 2018
  • Adopted: 8th January 2019
  • Version: 2
  • Reviewed: 2023‑05
  • Next review: 2024-05

Equality and Diversity Policy

The council is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination.

This policy is intended to assist the council to put this commitment into practice. Compliance with this policy should also ensure that employees do not commit unlawful acts of discrimination.

  • Posted: 6th May 2023
  • Adopted: 15th May 2023
  • Reviewed: 2023‑05
  • Next review: 2024-05

Disciplinary & Grievance Policies

This document gives a code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures that the Parish Council should follow for handling these issues in the workplace

  • Posted: 6th May 2023
  • Adopted: 15th May 2023
  • Reviewed: 2023‑05
  • Next review: 2024-05

Anti Harassment and Bullying Policy

This policy and procedure provide guidance on what to do if you are concerned about bullying or harassment and what to expect if you raise concerns.  It applies to all staff (whether permanent, fixed term, or casual), contractors and agency staff.

  • Posted: 6th May 2023
  • Adopted: 15th May 2023
  • Reviewed: 2023‑05
  • Next review: 2024-05

Staff Data Protection Policy

This policy applies to the personal data of current and former job applicants, employees, workers, contractors, and former employees, referred to as HR-related personal data. This policy does not apply to the personal data relating to members of the public or other personal data processed for council business.

  • Created: May 2023
  • Adopted: 15th May 2023
  • Version: 2
  • Reviewed: 2023‑05
  • Next review: 2024-05

Data Protection Policy

The data protection policy details how the council manages and protects personal data. The aim of this policy is to ensure that everyone handling personal data is fully aware of the requirements and legal duties in accordance with data protection law.

  • Posted: 5th May 2023
  • Adopted: 8th January 2019
  • Version: 2
  • Reviewed: 2023‑05
  • Next review: 2024-05

Code of Conduct

Pursuant to section 27 of the Localism Act 2011, West Harptree Parish Council (‘the Council’) has adopted this Code of Conduct to promote and maintain high standards of behaviour by its members and co-opted members whenever they conduct the business of the Council, including the business of the office to which they were elected or appointed, or when they claim to act or give the impression of acting as a representative of the Council. 

This Code of Conduct is based on the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

  • Posted: 5th May 2023
  • Adopted: 9th Oct 2012
  • Reviewed: 2023‑05
  • Next review: 2024-05

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for West Harptree Parish Council Website We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website: Accessibility of this website: We know this website is not fully accessible: What to do if you cannot access parts of this website: If you need information on this website as a hard … Read more