Procedures & Policies

Standing Orders

These are the written rules of the Council they are used to confirm the Council's internal organisation, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings. Pool-in-wharfedale Parish Council Standing Orders may be viewed or downloaded here  

Financial Regulations

These govern the conduct of financial management by the Council and may only be amended or varied by resolution of the Council. Financial Regulations are one of the Council's governing policy documents, providing procedural guidance for members and officers and they must be observed in conjunction with the Council's Standing Orders. The regulations may be viewed here  

 Pool Parish Council makes decisons at each monthly meeting through a majority decision of those present and voting.  All business for decision is specified on the agenda which is issued at least 3 days before any meeting.  Agendas are usually published on the website and are also available from the Clerk.

Some finance matters and policy preparation are formally delegated to the Finance Committee - the terms of reference are below.

Minor matters for decision between meetings are delegated to the Clerk. Decisions are never delegated to a single councillor however we have several working parties whose remit includes practical management of projects.

Assets List  

Community Engagement Policy  

Finance Committee Terms of Reference 

New Financial Regulations 

Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities In England

Supporting information - Governance and Accountability  

Good Employer Guide - Being a good employer  

Grant Applications Form 

Grant Applications Process 

Council Complaints Policy 

Disciplinary and Grievance Arrangements 

Equal Opportunities 

Health and Safety Policy 

Sickness Absence Policy 

Council Standing Orders 

Records Management Policy  

Recording at Parish Council Meetings 

Council Training Statement  

Council Media Policy  


Procedure for Civic Service to view click here  

Procedure for Remembrance Sunday Service to view click here