A parish council is generally not required by law to make Standing Orders which regulate how they conduct their business. However, the basic provisions in the 1972 Local Government Act (and other legislation) are insufficient for the majority of parish councils. Standing Orders are therefore necessary for regulating the practical arrangements to give effect to statutory requirements. They are drafted to reflect good practice and the provisions of the Localism Act 2011. The Standing Orders are included in the internal audit of the Council and are referred to on the Annual Return (See Finances Section)  which is subjected to External Audit.

Council last reviewed and adopted their Standing Orders in January 2019. This edition of Standing Orders replaces all previous versions and can be accessed here.


Standing Orders 2019

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