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Council Offices
Village Hall, Leicester Road
Groby
Leicester LE6 0DQ
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0116 287 6985
parishclerk@groby.com

Statutory Documents  »  

There are strict rules which govern how the Council is managed. Statutory documents relating to these rules will be listed below.

Freedom of Information Act

Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

The purpose of this publication scheme is to be a means by which the Council can make a significant amount of information available routinely. The scheme will ensure that the council will publish more information proactively, and help it to develop a greater culture of openness and transparency.

This authority’s key responsibilities are to represent the electorate of its area, to take action within the legal framework and to provide a leadership focus for the community.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 received Royal Assent on 30th November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. A ‘public authority’ is defined in the Act, and includes but is not restricted to central and local government, non-departmental public bodies, the police, the National Health Service, and schools, college and universities. Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.

Individuals already have the right of access to information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998. As far as public authorities are concerned, the Freedom of Information Act will extend this right to allow public access to all types of information held. New legislation came into force in 2008 requiring that Town/Parish Councils adopt a mandatory publication scheme to be operational from 1st January 2009. Further details are available from the Information Commissioner’s Office web site.

Powers and Duties

The Parish Council does not have major powers to carry out policies but it is able to advise and put pressure on the larger authorities in respect to the present and future development and condition of the Civil Parish area. The Council is also able to organise, within the confines of its budget, schemes to improve the social life of the Parish.

The below documents can be printed for reference, but cannot be altered, and are published in accordance with Crown Copyright regulations.

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Cemeteries Order 1977.pdf (406.5KB) Cemeteries Order 1977.pdf 406.5KB Adobe Acrobat Document
communication policy.pdf (215.9KB) communication policy.pdf 215.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Community Engagement Strategy.pdf (259.1KB) Community Engagement Strategy.pdf 259.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP.pdf (231KB) DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP.pdf 231KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Dog Exclusion Beacon Field Order 2012.pdf (584.1KB) Dog Exclusion Beacon Field Order 2012.pdf 584.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Financial Regulations 2 revised April 2014.pdf (306.7KB) Financial Regulations 2 revised April 2014.pdf 306.7KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Freedom of Information - Groby Parish Council.pdf (104.8KB) Freedom of Information - Groby Parish Council.pdf 104.8KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Model Publication Scheme.pdf (139.1KB) Model Publication Scheme.pdf 139.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Powers and Duties.pdf (191.1KB) Powers and Duties.pdf 191.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Revised Nov 2013 Code Of Conduct (GPC) .pdf (483.4KB) Revised Nov 2013 Code Of Conduct (GPC) .pdf 483.4KB Adobe Acrobat Document
Statement of intent re training.pdf (235.1KB) Statement of intent re training.pdf 235.1KB Adobe Acrobat Document
The Localism Act 2011.pdf (1.9MB) The Localism Act 2011.pdf 1.9MB Adobe Acrobat Document
Version 8 - Standing Orders - Oct 2014.pdf (394.9KB) Version 8 - Standing Orders - Oct 2014.pdf 394.9KB Adobe Acrobat Document

Page last updated: 20 February, 2013