Council Documents

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

LMPC STANDING ORDERS v3.1 : The Standing Orders are the written rules of the Council, used to regulate the proceedings of a council meeting. The Standing Orders are not the same its policies, but may refer to them.

LMPC FINANCIAL REGULATIONS v3.1 : 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/LGA Model Councillor Code of Conduct 2020 : The Code of conduct sets out the behaviour that is expected of every Councillor, and the the type of conduct that could lead to action being taken against them.

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 Social Media Policy : This policy details how Long Melford Parish Council will use social media to improve and expand the ways in which it communicates with local residents, local businesses and various government agencies it deals with.

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 Posters & Notices Policy : A policy created jointly with the Long Melford Business Association and other local business owners to manage posters, notices, fly posting, and housing development signs within the Long Melford settlement boundary.

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, contractors, or Councillors. Unfortunately, a small number of people may interact with it in a way that is obsessive, harassing, or bullying. This policy details how the Council will respond to this behaviour.