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 and Marketing Strategy 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]

The Council reviewed its Equal Opportunities Policy and has published its Equalities & Diversity Policy in October 2023.

Equalities & Diversity Policy
Equalities Diversity Policy Oct 2023.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [132.3 KB]
Financial Regulations
Financial Regs Dec 2022.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [190.2 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 Investments Policy was agreed in April 2024 and demonstrates how the Council will invest any long term reserves. 

Investments Policy April 2024.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [160.6 KB]

The Memorial Management Policy was updated in April 2023. The Council endeavours to inspect memorials at least once every three years. 

Memorial Management Policy April 2023.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [148.9 KB]

The Memorial Tree and Bench Policy published in November 2021 sets out how applications will be assessed and processed.

Memorial Tree and Bench Policy Nov 2021.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [84.5 KB]

The Council reviewed its Metal Detecting Policy on land that it owns and manages in September 2022.

Policy for Metal Detecting on Council ow[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [83.8 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_revised Dec 2022.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [246.2 KB]

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

Tree Policy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [201.7 KB]

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

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