Policies and Procedures

As a Town Council we obtain, create and manage a large amount of information relating to our services, customers and partners which require the Council to consider, adopt and follow set policies.

We are committed to both the concepts of transparency and open government but recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of our customers and employees. We intend to achieve this by ensuring that we have clear and understandable rules about the information we collect, hold and share.

Our aim is to ensure that we have the right information to allow us to improve and continue to improve customer service and by managing that information effectively and efficiently, to provide the best value services for customer.

The Council’s main governance document is our Standing Orders.  These set out the main rules and processes that govern how we work and how we make decisions: Lydney Town Council Standing Orders – amended May 2018.

Sitting alongside our Standing Orders are our Financial Regulations. These set out further detail about a range of financial processes at the Council including how we procure goods and services, budgets and reporting:  Lydney Town Council Financial Regulations – amended May 2018.

The Council has a number of Committees namely; Planning & Highway, Finance & Scrutiny; Amenities and Burial.  The Remit of Committees document shows their specific areas of responsibility: Lydney Town Council Remit of Committees – amended May 2018.

The Council delegates a wide range of day to day operational decision making to the Town Clerk (CEO) and other officers.  This delegation is set out in Lydney Town Council Scheme of Delegation – adopted September 2018.

The Council has a complaints policy, and a policy for dealing with abusive, unreasonable or vexatious complaints: Lydney Town Council Complaints Policy – amended May 2018.

Each year the Council adopt a Members Code of Conduct based on the code published by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC): Lydney Town Council Code of Conduct – amended May 2018.

The Council’s Freedom of Information Policy may be viewed here.

For ease of reference, details of the information which the Council publishes is contained within the Council’s Publication Scheme.

A list of all Lydney Town Council’s policies may be viewed here.