Standing Orders are the written rules of a Parish Council that confirm a council’s internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and the formal procedures that are adopted at Parish Council Meetings and AGMs, Committee Meetings and Sub-Committee Meetings. You can read our Standing Orders in the document below.
Many of the rules are statutory requirements. These can only be changed through an act of Parliament, whilst other rules can be adapted to suit a particular Parish Council’s individual requirements. All of our Standing Orders statutory requirement rules are shown in bold text.
The playground in the Recreation Field was financed by the Parish Council and, as such, we are also responsible for its maintenance. Every year, we contract RoSPA to undertake a formal safety-check, to ensure that the equipment is safe for your children to play on. Naturally, the inspector’s findings are relevant only to that specific day and time – an item of equipment could be broken, vandalised, or fail after the inspector has left. The Parish Council therefore also conducts regular visual inspections, which you can see posted here. As soon as something requires repair or replacement, the PC will take the item out of use and then arrange for proper repairs to be made. Petty vandalism (especially to the perimeter fence) is, unfortunately, a regular occurrence and it’s your money we have to use to repair it. If you should happen to notice anything amiss with the equipment, please contact us ASAP, so that we may remedy the situation.
The current equipment was installed in 2007 and we are planning for its replacement in the next few years.