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.

Tandridge Parish Council Code of Conduct

Based on NALC's Code of Conduct 2018

Tandridge Parish Council Financial Regulations

Financial regulations

Tandridge Parish Council Standing Orders

Based on the NALC Standing Orders 2018

Tandridge Parish Council Policy Documents

Whistle Blowing Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

TOIL Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Social Media Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Sickness Absence Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Performance Improvement Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Pay Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Paternity Leave Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Maternity Leave Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

IT Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Homeworking Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Grievance Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Flexible Working Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Expenses Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Equality and Diversity Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Emergency and Dependent Leave

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Disciplinary Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Data Protection Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Anti Bullying and Harassment Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting

Annual Leave Policy

Tandridge Parish Council have adopted this policy after it being recommended by the HR Committee at their April 2021 Meeting