Felixstowe Town Council is committed to the principles of openness and transparency. Wherever possible, it aims to ensure that residents are able to access information about the work of the Council, its systems and procedures, and aims for its website to be as accessible as possible. To read details of our Website Accessibility Statement please see here.
Council regularly reviews its policies and procedures, the majority of which can be found below:
|The Town Council approved its Annual Report for the municipal year 2021-2022 at the Council Meeting on 23 June 2021.|
|The Town Council approved its second four-year business plan at the Ordinary Council meeting held on 11 March 2020. This document outlines the direction and strategy for the Town Council over the next four years. It is also intended to give you a clear understanding of what the Town Council is trying to achieve and how it intends to deliver this.|
|A financial forecast for Felixstowe Town Council has been approved and a new forecast to cover the same period as the Business Plan is currently being developed.|
|Standing Orders set out how the rules by which Council governs and administers its meetings and decision making.|
|Terms of Reference
|The Terms of Reference set out the Council’s delegations to its committee.|
|Council’s Financial Regulations governs the administration of Council’s finances. More information on Council’s Budget and Finances can be found here.|
|Internal Control Statement 2021-22||Our Internal Control Statement for 2021-2022 was approved at the 23 June 2021 Council Meeting.|
|Code of Conduct||Councillors must observe a local Code of Conduct to ensure high standards in the way they undertake their official duties. Felixstowe has adopted the Suffolk Local Councils Code of Conduct.|
|Asset Register||This is the register of Council’s assets (items valued over £500) updated for the most recent financial year.|
|Data Protection Policy||Felixstowe Town Council is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses the personal data of its workforce, and to meeting its data protection obligations.|
|Data Retention & Disposal||The Town Council retains information in line with its Data Retention and Disposal Policy. It was most recently updated at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 9 September 2020.|
|Risk Management Policy 2021-22||The Town Council is committed to properly evaluating the risks involved with any public event, and our methods are updated and reviewed annually.|
|Investment Policy & Strategy 2021-2022||The Town Council ensures funds are always being invested with safety and perspicacity in mind.|
|Complaints Procedure 2021-22||We treat all complaints stemming from products and/or services very seriously, as outlined in our annually-updated Complaints Procedure.|
|Health & Safety Policy||Our policy is to provide and maintain working conditions, equipment and systems of work which are safe and healthy for all our employees, and to provide information, training and supervision sufficient to maintain safety|
|Equal Opportunities Policy||We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of their gender, sexual
orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour,
nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.
|Press & Media Policy 2021-2022||This policy applies on those occasions when the Town Council, as a body corporate, is asked for a statement, a comment or information from the media, or as a body corporate issues a press release, or information to factually clarify/correct other comments published in the media.|
|Member Officer Protocol||This protocol is intended to assist Councillors and the Clerk, in approaching some of the sensitive circumstances which arise in a challenging working environment.|
|Publication Scheme and Schedule 2021-2022||Felixstowe Town Council has adopted the ICO model publication scheme|
|Training Strategy||Felixstowe Town Council believes that appropriate training of Councillors and
staff is vital to provide the high quality of service to the local community to which the Council is committed.
|Community Engagement Strategy||Felixstowe Town Council is committed to high standards of engagement with its
|Members Allowance & Expenses Policy||Section 15(5) of the Local Government Act 1972 provides that Parish and Town
Councils may pay its Mayor “for the purpose of enabling him to meet the expenses of his office such allowance as the council think reasonable.”
Allotment Regulations – can be found on our Allotments page here.
Cemetery Regulations – can be found on the Cemetery page here.
Grants Policy and Application Form – Information on Council’s Grant scheme can be found on the Grants page here.
Register of Members’ Interests. By law each Member must complete and sign a register of interests. These are available on each Councillor’s profile page. Click here for a list of the Councillors.
In addition to the documents published above, Felixstowe Town Council publishes a range of information relating to its finances. You can find out more on the Finance page here.