Council Documents

Listed below are a number of the policies/ regulations by which the council operates:

DRAFT LMPC Standing Orders April 2021

LMPC Standing orders (revised 7 June 2018): Standing Orders are the chief policies which govern the rules of engagement and debate among elected Members.
LLMPC Financial Regulations (as amended March 2021): 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 : LMPC Grant Awarding Policy (Note that this contains the grant application form) The Grant Application should be completed by local community and charitable organisations that wish to call upon the Council to provide funding for a cause.
LMPC Environmental Policy : Long Melford Parish Council is committed to the creation of a sustainable community, balancing and integrating economic, social and environmental components. Developing a more sustainable community will benefit present-day residents and businesses, as well as future generations.
LMPC Unreasonable or Vexatious Behaviour Policy : Long Melford Parish Council does not tolerate bullying, harassment or intimidation, in any form, of any of its employees or Councillors. A small percentage of people may interact with it in a way that is obsessive, harassing, bullying. This policy details how the Council can respond to this behaviour.
LMPC Training Log  : Councillors and staff are kept uptodate with legal & technical advances in Local Government
LMPC CIL Reporting Form : The CIL Reporting Form is displayed to demonstrate the monies provided to the Parish from development and how that money was used.

Financial Information
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.  Long Melford’s  current statement of accounts are shown directly below, having recently received the external audit signature.
2018/19 Audited Statement of Accounts

The statement from the previous year can be found below:
2017/18 Audited Statement of Accounts