There are certain rules that govern how Haslemere Town Council operates. Below is a list of Haslemere Town Council's policies and procedures.
Broadcasting & Social Media The right to record, film and to broadcast meetings of the Council, Committees and Sub Committees was established following the Local Government Audit and Accountability Act 2014. The Guidelines for broadcasting or using social media set out the rules governing this right.
Clerk's Delegation Schedule The Town Clerk is delegated to act on behalf of the Council in the following instances Clerk's Delegation Schedule
Complaints Procedure If you have a complaint about the work of the Council, a member of staff or a councillor please follow the process set out in our Complaints Procedure.
Document Retention Policy Click here to view our Document Retention Policy.
Emergency Plan adopted March 2017 Click hereto view Haslemere Town Council's Emergency Plan.
Freedom of Information Click here to view the Model Publication Scheme, and here to view the information available from Haslemere Town Council under the Model Publication Scheme.
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Good Councillors Guide 2018 Click here to access the guide
Members Code of Conduct All councillors have agreed to observe the Members Code of Conduct which sets out the rules governing the behaviour of councillors.
Pensions Discretions The Council is obliged to publish a discretions policy in relation to staff pensions. Click here to see the policy adopted in July 2019.
Public Speaking at Meetings All members of the public are welcome to attend any Full Council or Committee meeting at which they are entitled to make a public representation.
If you would like to speak at a meeting you can view Haslemere Town Council's Guidance for public speaking at meetings which sets out the procedure for doing so.
Standing Orders Haslemere Town Council is governed by a set of rules and laws called Standing Orders. These set out the way in which Haslemere Town Council should conduct its business, and include rules ranging from how meetings are conducted to how the Council should respond to the Press. View Standing Orders. Transparency Code The Local Government Transparency Code 2014 was introduced to meet the Government's desire to place more power into citizens' hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services. The Government believes that transparency is the foundation of local accountability and the key that gives people the tools and information they need to enable them to play a bigger role in society. Haslemere Town Council's Transparency Code identifies what Haslemere Town Council is required to publish where relevant.
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