Codes of Conduct, Policies and Procedures

In accordance with S26 to 37 of the Localism Act 2011 on 2nd July 2012 Halesworth Town Council resolved to adopt the Suffolk Local Code of Conduct for the purposes of discharging its duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct within its area.

Until otherwise amended or replaced by a decision of the Council, the Suffolk Local Code of Conduct shall hereafter apply to all elected members and any co-opted members entitled to vote on any decisions of the council or its committees, sub committees or joint committees when acting in their capacity as a member of the Council.

The Council will normally try and resolve complaints in an informal manner. However, if this is not possible e.g. unacceptable to the complainant, then the formal complaints procedure [as outlined below] will be followed.

Standing orders are the rules by which the Council operate.  These include rules of procedure laid down in legislation and additional regulations chosen by the council. Standing orders help the council to operate smoothly.

Financial regulations require the Council to fulfil certain requirements, restrictions and guidelines, which aim to maintain the integrity and transparency of the financial system.

The Register of Interests for Councillors has now been published by Waveney District Council. Please click on the link below to view:

The Council follows the below policy when considering grant applications.

The below form is used to monitor successful grant applications and needs to be completed by the applicant at the end of the project or within a year of being awarded the grant.

The Council’s policy on filming and recording of Council meetings can be found in the document below.

In addition to this website, hard copies of information in the public domain can be viewed at the Town Council’s offices (by appointment) and Halesworth Library.