Policies of the Council

Policies of the Council

The following Polices and documentation are used extensively by the Council in order to effectively operate:

The Parish Council meets on Tuesday nights at the Community Centre.  The schedule of meetings from June 2022 until Dec 2022 was agreed by council on 1st March 2022. TPC H2 2022 Meeting Schedule. The meeting schedule for January to June 2023 was agreed by Council on 1 November 2022.  TPC H1 2023 Meeting Schedule

TPC Standing Orders (reviewed May 22 ) Standing Orders are the “bible” for our actions within Council.  They govern our various forms of meeting and the committee types that hold them.  It also governs how voting is held and counted.

Finance Regulations- Revised Sep 2020(reviewed May 22): Used for the governance on all Financial transactions, this document is another important part of ensuring good governance.

Complaints Policy (8 Mar 2021): The Complaints Procedure lays out the mechanism that we have in place for dealing with complaints against the Council and it’s staff.

TPC Grant Awarding Policy Nov 2019 amended Dec 21 and  Grant Application form : The Parish Council aims to offer funding towards projects and services that work in partnership with the Council’s aims and objectives to provide maximum benefit to the community.

Environmental Policy (Dec 2021): In the light of the climate emergency affecting the world, the Parish Council built a policy to ensure that Tiptree was doing what they could to also consider the environment, and make a difference locally.

The TPC Training Log to Jan 2022 is displayed to demonstrate that ongoing learning has been undertaken by both Councillors and Staff to stay current in their roles. 

TPC Code of Conduct 2022:  Councillors are held to a high standard for their actions as a Councillor, and all have confirmed by signing that they will abide by the Code of Conduct.  Effectively, this means acting with regard to the following principles – selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership