Council Policies

In this section you can find the Council's Policies and related documents detailing how the council conducts its business in relation to these areas.

November 2019 saw the introduction of the Communications & Marketing Strategy, the first the Council has had, detailing how we will communicate with people.

Communications & Marketing Strategy Nov 2019
Communication and Marketing Stratergy 20[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

The Disposal of Public Open Space Policy details the process and decision making around private individuals requesting to purchase public open space.

Policy for Disposal of Public Open Space[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [116.3 KB]
Financial Regulations
Financial Regs Dec 19.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [190.5 KB]
GDPR Policy May 2018
HETC GDPR 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [246.7 KB]
Information Commissioners Office Registration Certificate
ICO Registration Certificate.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [99.4 KB]

The Council introduced a Pollinator Action Plan in September 2019 setting out future priniciples in managing Town Council Land.  

Pollinator Action Plan 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]

The Council has a publication scheme to identify which documents are available, how to request them and any charges applicable.

Publication Scheme.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [79.6 KB]

The Council revised its risk mangement approach in February 2020 which resulted in the adopted Risk Mangement Policy setting out how the Council will manage its risks in relation to Finance.

Risk Management Policy Feb 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [142.9 KB]

The Council revised its Safeguarding Policy in April 2021 setting out how the Council will protect Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults it comes into contact with.

Safeguarding Policy - June 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [331.8 KB]

The Council's Standing Orders and related documents are key in detailing how the council conducts its business at political and officer level. Standing Orders regulate how business is carried out at committee meetings.

StandingOrders_revision2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [163.4 KB]

The Council reviewed its Tree Policy in November 2020 which details how HETC will manage trees on their land.

Tree Policy 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [130.5 KB]

The Council introduced a Volunteer Policy in July 2021 with supporting volunteer roles.

Volunteer Policy - July 2021
Volunteer Policy - July 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]