The Policy Documents of Neston Town Council are listed below for download and reading. These documents are updated by the Town Council on an ongoing basis.

Code of Conduct Policy
Neston Town Council has adopted this Code of Conduct to promote and maintain high standards of conduct and underpin public confidence in its members and co-opted members.

The Code has been adopted under section 27 of the Localism Act 2011 and is based on the following core principles of public life – selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. It sets out general obligations about the standards of conduct expected of members and co-opted members, together with provisions about registering and declaring interests.

Publication Scheme
The Publication Scheme was approved by the Council at its Meeting held on 19th May 2015

Strategic Objectives
The Strategic Plan was approved by the Council at its Meeting held on 19th May 2015

Financial Regulations Policy
These Financial Regulations were approved by the Council at its Meeting held on 9th September 2015

Devolved Planning Powers Policy
Statement of Intent
To give delegated powers to the Town Clerk in liaison with the Chairman and or Deputy Chairman of the Planning and Environment Committee to enable them to respond to local residential planning applications.

Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to outline parameters under which the delegated decisions can be made without further reference to the Council.

Press Releases Policy
The Council is accountable to the electorate for its actions and shall therefore be proactive in making all reasonable efforts to make its decisions and policies known to the electorate.

General statement of employment principals
General statement of employment principals

Cash Handling Policy
Cash Handling Policy for Town Council Employees.

Grievance Procedure Policy
Grievance Policy for Town Council Employees.

Civic Protocol
Policy relating to Civic Protocol.

Code of Practice relating to the use of Emails
Code of Practice relating to the use of Emails.

Document Retention Policy
Neston Town Council (NTC) requires a wide variety of documents for transacting its business and is committed to retaining these documents in a format and for periods of time that:

1. Enables NTC to meet its statutory obligations in respect of documents subject to legislation;
2. Ensures security of documents;
3. Protects employees’ privacy;
4. Facilitates access to information;
5. Optimises the use of storage space;
6. Is cost effective; and
7. Facilitates destruction of redundant documents.

Complaints Procedure Policy
Neston Town Council Complaints Policy. Please see the below document which details the formal complaints procedure.

Standing Orders
The Standing Orders cover the procedural activities of Neston Town Council.

Statement of Community Engagement
The Statement of Community Engagement Policy Document.

Devolved Service Template
Devolved Service Template.

Expenses Policy
Expenses Policy.

Grants Policy
Grants Policy.

Health & Safety Policy
Health & Safety Policy and Procedures.

Planning Policy
Planning Policy for the provision of Delegated Powers.

Complaints relating to process and procedure
Policy and Procedure for complaints relating to process and procedure

Co-option of member to fill a casual vacancy procedure
Policy and procedure for co-option of member to fill a casual vacancy procedure