Bognor Regis Town CrestConstitution & Policies This page is being updated

INTRODUCTION

Local councils, unlike principal authorities are not required by law to adopt a constitution, however they do need to adopt Financial Regulations and to have other governing documents such as Standing Orders, a Member Code of Conduct and a Publication Scheme.

Bognor Regis Town Council have resolved to voluntarily adopt a Constitution which will contain the statutory governance documents which it needs to publish, as well as a number of other parts that represent best practice and will help to make its dealings more transparent to local people and businesses. The purpose of the Constitution is to enable local people to understand how their Town is being governed and how they can become involved in the decision making. This first Constitution was adopted in March 2015, and contains a number of constituent parts previously adopted by Council as set out in the Index.

As you look down the contents page, you will see some gaps. This is because the Council is gradually reviewing and revising its governance and adding policies as they are developed.

The Constitution also doubles as a handbook for Councillors. It is available to them in hard copy or electronic format.

You will find the documents listed in pdf format below. 

 No.  Contents Issue No.  Date
  1  Constitution, Summary and Explanation

3

May 2017
  2  Standing Orders

3

July 2017
  3  Standing Orders for Contracts

3

May 2017
  4  Financial Regulations

4

May 2017
 Committee Terms of Reference and Delegation
  5 Council 
4 May 2017
  6 Policy & Resources Committee 
3 July 2017
 6a 2 Hour Free Parking Working Group 2July 2017
  7 Community Engagement & Environment Committee 
3 July 2017
 7a Youth Services Review Topic Team 2July 2017
  8 Planning & Licensing Committee
3 July 2017
  9 Events, Promotions & Leisure Committee
2 July 2016
10 Neighbourhood Planning Committee  2 Sept 2016
11  Allotments Sub-Committee 
2  Sept 2016
12  Mayoralty Selection Committee  2 Sept 2016
13  Bognor Regis in Bloom Working Group
3 July 2017
14  Joint Consultative Sub-Committee Staffing
3 July 2017
15Promotions Working Group Sept 2016
16  Corporate Strategy 1 Aug 2016
Council Policies:
17  Complaints Procedure Policy
1 Jan 2014
18  Environmental Policy 1 Jan 2014
19  Equality Policy
1 Sept 2013
20  Information and Data Protection Policy
1 Sept 2013
21  Community & Social Policy
1 Jan 2014
22  ICT & Website Policy  
1 July 2015
22a  Facebook Policy
1 May 2013
23  Quality Policy - Pending
draft July 2015
24  Protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy
2 July 2017
25 Grant Aid Criteria
4 Apr 2017
25aGrant Aid Discretionary Fund 2017-2018 1Jun 2017
26 Treasury Management Policy
2 Jan 2017
27 Customer Care Policy 
1
July 2015
28 Communications Strategy
1
Nov 2016
29 Procurement Policy
1
Jan 2014
30 Flag Flying Policy - Pending
draft
July 2015
31 Volunteers Policy
1
Sept 2013
32 Pensions Discretion Policy
2
Sept 2016
33 Business Continuity Plan 
1
July 2015
34 External Funding Policy
1
Jan 2015
35 Smoke Free Policy
1
Jan 2015
35aFOI Vexatious Policy Jan 2016 
36 Business Plan - Pending
draft
July 2015
37 Budget
3 Jan 2017
38 Medium Term Financial Strategy - Pending
draft
July 2015
39 Community Engagement StrategySept 2016
Codes and Protocols:
40Councillor's Code of Conduct  3Nov 2016
41 Officers’ Code of Conduct
1 Jan 2014
42 Member/Officer Protocol
1 Jan 2014
43 Social Media Policy for Councillors
1 Mar 2015
44 Committee Structure
3 Nov 2016
45 Appendix 1 Glossary of Terms & Acronyms 2 Jun 2017
46Appendix 2 Document Retention Policy 3Dec 2016
47  Appendix 3 Asset Register - Pending
1 Aug 2012
48 Appendix 4 Employee Handbook
3 Oct 2016
49 Appendix 5 Publication Scheme & Information Guide
2 Sept 2013
50 Appendix 6 Mayor’s Allowance Scheme 
1 July 2015
51 Appendix 7 Members’ Allowance Scheme - Pending
1 Jan 2013
52Stress at Work Policy 1Sept 2016
53 Violence at Work Policy  1Sept 2016