T: 01229 585 778
Ulverston Town Council Office, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7LZ
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Links to Recent Government Policies relating to local Government:
The four Standing Committees of the Council: Finance and General Purposes, Allotments and Human Resources.
The town council has a set of Standing Orders which have recently been refreshed. The standing orders set out very clearly what the council can and cannot do, and how it must do it. The standing orders also provide a structure showing the various standing committees and how they relate to the town councils business
The town council has a Code of Conduct for councillors. These set out very clearly what councillors can and can't do.
This policy clearly sets out the checks and balances that are required to manage the town councils finances. This is the policy which the standing committee Finance and Grants works to. The town clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO); there is an independent internal auditor and a government appointed external auditor. The council’s accounts are overseen by TI Payroll and Accounts, which also prepares the town councils annual account and its payroll. The council’s main income comes from the annual precept, which is public money and all expenditure is closely scrutinised.
The town council has a Strategy which it refers to in its entire decision making. The strategy is a ‘live’ document and is updates annually.
The council has an adopted policy on recording the proceedings of the council.
The council has an adopted policy on how to access information and who from.
The town council has a policy regarding trees in its ownership on Allotments and Gill Banks
If you are considering a plaque on a memorial bench: