PADDOCK WOOD TOWN COUNCIL
Terms of reference for GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
DELGATED POWERS FOR GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE (FORMERLY PPP)
It is proposed that the following list of documents plus amendments should be approved by the Full Council. Minor amendments such as references to legislative changes may be approved by the Governance Committee
Press and Media Policy*
Data Protection Act*
Freedom of Information Act*
Records management Policy
Protocol on member/officer relationship
Protocol on public attendance at meetings
Protocol For Borough & County questions
Protocol on the recording & filming of Council Meetings
Terms of Reference*
* required to be approved by full council by Standing Orders
The following documents may be updated by the Governance Committee which should advise the Full Council of any minor changes. Substantial changes to the documents should be approved by Full Council.
Community engagement Policy
Lone Worker Policy
Personal Use of Computers
Training and Development
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. The Committee Chairman will consider all Freedom Of Information Appeals.
Frequency of meetings and quorum
Four times a year.
The quorum of the committee is 50%.
Reviewed April 2023