Council Policies

Byelaws

Click Here to see the Byelaws

Polices are reviewed as necessary and overseen by the Governance Committee, and inline with Council Standing Orders under which a number of policies are reviewed at each Annual Meeting of the Town Council. 

Council and Committee Terms of Reference

Click here to view the full Terms of Reference for the Council’s Committees: Council; Finance and Governance Committee; Planning and Transportation Committee; Open Spaces Committee; Emergency Planning Committee and other sub-committees

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct adopted by Council

Click here to see Policy Code of Conduct Edenbridge Town Council 2016

Complaints Procedure

Complaints procedure adopted by Council click here

Communication and Community Engagement Strategy

Communication and Community Engagement Strategy adopted by Council  Communication and Community Engagement Dec 2018

Election results

Environment Statement and policy

Click here to see the Environmental Statement
Click here for the Waste Management Policy
Click here for an update on Environmental & Waste Management review

Financial Regulations

Financial Regulations adopted by Council

Click here to see the Regulations Model Financial Regs

Procurement and delegation click here

Financial Capital and Reserve Funds Policy

Click here to view the Capital and Reserve Funds Policy

Freedom of Information and Publication Scheme

Click here to view the Council’s Freedom of Information and Publication Scheme Adopted May 2010 (reviewed 2011&2018) and as amended and adopted November 2019

Good Councillor’s Guide

Click here to be taken to the Good Councillor’s Guide

Health & Safety Policy

Click here to see the Health & Safety Policy Statement for the town council

Click here to see the Health and Safety Policy Manual

Information & Data Protection/Data Retention & Disposal Policy

Click here to see the Information & Data Protection Policy adopted May 2018  Information Data Protection Policy 2018(1)

Click here to see the Data Retention Policy and appendix A list of Documents for Retention or Disposal (Adopted May 2018; updated and amended November 2019)

Privacy Policies

Click here to be taken to our Privacy Statements

Social Media and Electronic Communication Policy

Click here to view Social Media and electronic communication policy

Standing Orders

Standing Orders are confirmed at each the Annual  meeting of the Town Council

Click here to view. The Standing Orders were reviewed and adopted 08.03.21 (and are based on NALC Model SO revised 2020)

Staffing Structure

Click here to see the Council staffing structure

Vacancy – Co-option

Click here for councillor vacancy and co-option procedure

Volunteers Policy and Declaration form

Click here to see the Council’s Volunteer Policy; and here for the Declaration Form

Mourning Protocol

Click here for the Council’s protocol for marking the death of senior Members of the Royal Family and National and elected persons

Other Policies

Below is a list of other polices, click on title to open
Communication and Community Engagement
Protocol on Gifts and Hospitality
Recording and filming of Council and Committee Meetings Protocol
Social Media and electronic communication policy

Personnel – Equal Opportunities policy

Edenbridge Economic Study (Regeneris)

Click here to see a copy of the 2017 report Edenbridge Economic Study – Final