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Complaints Procedure for a smaller council

This complaints procedure is a basic procedure for small local councils. It sets out a basic procedure for handling complaints about the council which can be issued to a complainant to explain the process and then followed by the council to deal with the complaint.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Tags: Policy

Example Rules for Public Session and Council Meeting

These example rules include recommendations for the management of a public question time session as well as setting out the expectations of the council in terms of public participation during the meeting.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Example Vexatious Policy

Occasionally an individual contacts a local council on the same issue many times. This type of contact may be classed as vexatious. It is prudent for all local councils to have a vexatious policy to deal with enquiries of this nature.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Tags: Policy

Example FOI Policy for a local council

This is an example of a Freedom of Information policy for adoption by a local council to set out the process required to deal with freedom of information requests.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Tags: Policy

Template guidance for the recording of meetings revised 2019

All council meetings maybe recorded by a member of the public, a councillor or the council. This document explains the legislation and the practical procedures that should be in place to allow the recording of meetings.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Internal Controls Checklist

This checklist suggests the types of internal controls that a council should have to ensure that the councils finances are managed with a robust and effective system of internal control. Internal Control is part of a council's audit regime which also includes internal audit and external audit.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Grant Application form

An example of a format for a grant application form to be issued to applicants along with the terms of reference document which should outline the application process and criteria for award of grants.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Grant application process terms of reference

Many local councils award grants to local groups. This document gives an example process for the consideration and awarding of grants.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Insurance Register

This Insurance register is an example of an insurance record for all council insurances (this is the information included on the council's insurance document schedule)

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Example Risk Management Document

This example risk management document shows how a local council can assess the risks inherent in its activities and satisfy itself that it has taken all reasonable steps to minimise them. The document includes a suggested format for a risk assessment to assess risks as Low/Medium or High.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

YLCA Advice Note 20 : Notification of Planning Applications revised January 2020

This Advice Note sets out the consultation rights of local councils on planning applications under current legislation.

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Financial Risk Assessment

An example of a financial risk assessment including arrangements for the handling of cash, employers and public liability and fidelity guarantees, contracts and tenders, banking arrangements, cash book, PAYE and Pensions compliance.

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Example Asset Register

An example asset register to assist local councils in creating an asset register document.

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

York Branch Minutes 3 October 2019

York Branch Minutes 3 October 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

York Branch Minutes 6 June 2019

York Branch Minutes 6 June 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

York Branch Minutes 7 February 2019

York Branch Minutes 7 February 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Wakefield Branch Minutes 17 October 2019

Wakefield Branch Minutes 17 October 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Wakefield Branch Minutes 13 June 2019

Wakefield Branch Minutes 13 June 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Wakefield Branch Minutes 14 February 2019

Wakefield Branch Minutes 14 February 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

South Yorkshire Branch Minutes 9 October 2019

South Yorkshire Branch Minutes 9 October 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

South Yorkshire Branch Minutes 19 June 2019

South Yorkshire Branch Minutes 19 June 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

South Yorkshire Branch Minutes 9 February 2019

South Yorkshire Branch Minutes 9 February 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

South Pennine Branch Minutes 12 June 2019

South Pennine Branch Minutes 12 June 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

South Pennine Branch Minutes 13 March 2019

South Pennine Branch Minutes 13 March 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Selby Branch Minutes 9 October 2019

Selby Branch Minutes 9 October 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Selby Branch Minutes 12 June 2019

Selby Branch Minutes 12 June 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Selby Branch Minutes 3 February 2019

Selby Branch Minutes 3 February 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Scarborough Branch Minutes 6 June 2019

Scarborough Branch Minutes 6 June 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Scarborough Branch Minutes 7 February 2019

Scarborough Branch Minutes 7 February 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Ryedale Branch Minutes 4 June 2019

Ryedale Branch Minutes 4 June 2019

Wed, 08 Jan 2020