Listed below are a number of the policies/ regulations by which the council operates:
LMPC Standing orders (amended 7 June 2018): Standing Orders are the chief policies which govern the rules of engagement and debate among elected Members
LMPC Finance Regulations (as amended Oct 17): Financial Regulations are the chief policies which govern the rules of how public expenditure is managed and sets out the roles and responsibilities of both Members and Council Officers.
LMPC Information guide for publishing : This document lists all the information that is available for public viewing, and if hard copies are requested, the price for meeting that request.
LMPC Communications Policy : The Policy for Press & Media sets out the rights of those in attendance to Council meetings and committees:
LMPC Grant Awarding Policy (Note that this is also the application form) The Grant Application form is filled out by local community and charitable organisations who wish to call upon the Council to provide funding for a cause.
LMPC Training Log. The Training Log is displayed to show that Councillors and staff are kept uptodate with legal & technical advances in Local Government
The Parish Council is Audited annually by both an external Auditor (appointed by the Government) and Internally (appointed by the Parish Council). There is a legal requirement to display the audited statement of accounts for the Parish, and Long Melford’s 2016/2017 audited statement of accounts are shown here:
2016/7 Audited Statement of Accounts
The statements from 2015/16 can be found here:
2016 Annual return