Cornforth Parish Council Policies & Procedures
The Council’s main governance document is our STANDING ORDERS. These set out the main rules and processes that govern how we work and how we make decisions.
Another important document causally linked to our Standing Orders are our FINANCIAL REGULATIONS. These set out further detail about a range of financial processes at the Council including how we procure goods and services, budgets, and reporting.
These documents are further supported by our POLICIES and PROCEDURES and all these documents are available below.
Through these documents and other mechanisms, the Council delegates a wide range of day-to-day operational decision making to the Town Clerk, Chairman and other members as required.
Cornforth Parish Council’s vision for the period 2021 to 2026 is to: –
ASPIRE TO BE A MODERN ORGANISATION THAT RESPONDS TO AND CHAMPIONS THE NEEDS OF ITS OWN COMMUNITY AND STRIVES TO BE OPEN TO ALL AND BE TRANSPARENT AND RESPONSIVE TO HELP CREATE A COMMUNITY WHERE EVERYONE FEELS PART OF A STRONG AND PROSPEROUS PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK.
This vision will be achieved by the following:
Provide effective and accountable local government for the Parish by managing the Parish Council’s assets & finances effectively and efficiently to achieve best value and sustainability into the future.
Demonstrate openness, transparency, and accountability in all Parish Council activities.
Develop the Parish Council website and communication methods.
Where appropriate, support local business and economic activity in the area.
Ensure that community development is driven by the local community by listening to their views needs and aspirations and assist to bring these into fruition.
Respond to planning applications and other statutory consultations on time, ensuring that recommendations made to the County Council or any other appropriate body reflect the interests of the community.
Work with partners and stakeholders to improve and enhance the local environment and provide support to the work of voluntary groups and organisations.
Represent the views of residents in response to local planning applications.
Maintain relationships with the community officers and through regular liaison with the local police continue to combat antisocial behaviour within the area.
Be bold when faced with new opportunities and make decisions based on what is best for Cornforth.