CODE OF CONDUCT – As a result of the Localism Act, the code of conduct for parish councillors has been revised and Tarrington Parish Council has agreed to adopt the same Code of Conduct as Herefordshire Council, which when combined with our own Standing Orders, provides our Parishioners with reassurance that all Council business is dealt with in the appropriate manner and within the law. As part of this Code of Conduct, all councillors are required to complete a statement of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and these can be accessed by visiting the Herefordshire Council website.
Standing Orders – Standing orders are the written rules of a local council. They are used to confirm a council’s internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings. They are not the same as the policies of a council but they may refer to them. Meetings of full council, councillors, the Responsible Financial Officer and Proper Officer are subject to many statutory requirements. A council should have standing orders to confirm those statutory requirements. A council should have standing orders to control the number, place, quorum, notices and other procedures for committee meetings. The model standing orders do not include model financial regulations. Financial regulations are standing orders to regulate and control the financial affairs and accounting procedures of a local council. The financial regulations, as opposed to the standing orders of a council, include most of the requirements relevant to the Responsible Financial Officer. The financial regulations can be found on our Financial Accounts page.