PADDOCK WOOD TOWN COUNCIL
Terms of reference for Policies, Procedures and Protocol Committee
To consider all aspect of the Town Council’s administrative and staffing policies and procedures.
Committee membership is approved at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council which is held on the third Monday of May.
The committee may, if it wish co-opt non-councillors to sit on the committee.
The Committee Chairman & Vice Chairman are elected at the first committee meeting after the Annual Meeting of the Town Council.
Frequency of meetings and quorum
Four times a year.
The quorum of the committee is 50% + 1.
The following procedures, policies and protocols are to be held by the Council and reviewed annually. Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, all employment policies, Health and Safety Policy and Terms of Reference are to be ratified by Full Council at its annual meeting in May. All other policies to be amended and approved by the Policies, Procedures and Protocol Committee as necessary.
Press and Media Policy
Data Protection Act
Freedom of Information Act
Health and Safety Policy
Policy on the use of Council Premises
Records management Policy
Protocol on member/officer relationship
Protocol on public attendance at meetings
Sickness and Absence Policy
Equal Opportunities Procedure
Bullying and Harassment Policy
Any other policies, procedures or protocols as required by the council or legislation.