Friday, December 15, 2017

Fitzhead Village in Somerset

Parish Council FoI

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Publication Scheme was originally adopted on 12th February 2009, minute 9.1.

FITZHEAD PARISH COUNCIL

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION PUBLICATION SCHEME (REVISED FEBRUARY 2010)

 

Objective

How achieved

To proactively make   available information held by Fitzhead PC and falls within the   classifications below:

      
  • Minutes from PC meetings  
  • Minutes from Annual Parish Council Meeting
  • Budget  
  • Finance

Available from Parish Clerk

1. Who we are and what we do

      
  • Names of Parish Councillors  
  • Name and contact details of Parish Clerk        
  • Name of SCC and TDBC Councillor

Available from Parish Clerk and Parish Magazine

2. What we spend and how we spend it

      
  • Monthly expenditure recorded in minutes 
  • Annual precept details from clerk
  • Annual precept recorded in minutes
  • Annual Return Form and Report by Auditor

Available from Parish Clerk

3. What our priorities are and how we are   doing

Fitzhead Parish Council’s priorities are to represent the interests of the community to the best of our ability in the areas where we have any responsibility.

4. How we make decisions

All decisions are taken at Parish Council Meetings which are open to the public.

Proposals may be developed by committees, or the Clerk and individual members when necessary.

5. Our Policies and Procedures

Standing Orders are adopted and reviewed 5 yearly. The Code of Conduct produced by the Standards Board of England is also adopted by the Parish Council. All members must abide by these publications.

Copies available from Clerk

6. Lists and Registers

The Parish Clerk keeps a copy of the Register of Electors, asset register and Register of Members Interests.

7. The Service we Offer

The Parish Council operate as a facilitator, commentator and representation of the following:

Consider concerns raised by residents and councillors about:

  • Highways including maintenance and drainage
  • Environment including litter and rubbish dumping
  • Footpaths, bridleways and rights of way
  • Bus service
  • Crime prevention
  • Planning applications

Also ensure these are considered by the relevant service provider or enforcement authority

To proactively make   available information in line with the statements contained within this   scheme

The clerk will pass relevant information to the Parish Magazine Editor to keep residents up to date with major issues. The Parish Magazine is published monthly.

The Parish Magazine is delivered by hand by volunteers.

To produce a   schedule of fees charged for access to information

Where information is made available via email from the clerk, there is no charge.

Where information requested is required to be photocopied, a charge of 10p per sheet is made.   Postage is charged at actual cost.  

To make this   publication scheme available to the public

A notice is placed on the notice board stating those wishing to view any documents to contact the clerk.

The Freedom of Information Publication Scheme is available from the clerk and can be emailed.