Publications & Policies

'Humble Pie', Burnham MarketBurnham Market Parish Council has a number of established policies and procedures that include:

Standing Orders

The Parish Council produces Standing Orders to govern the business and procedures of the Council.

Some of the Standing Orders are compulsory as they are laid down in Acts of Parliament. These are printed in bold type. These Standing Orders cannot be altered. In this respect if the words “Local Councils” are used, it means Parish and Town Councils in England and Community and Town Councils in Wales.

BMPC Standing Orders Revised October 2018

Financial Regulations

The Parish Council produces financial regulations to govern the financial transactions of the Council, which includes, audit procedures, the budget, banking arrangements, authorisation of payments and instructions for the making of payments.

BM Financial Regulations Revised

Parish Council Risk Assessment

The Risk Assessment is designed to assess all the financial risks the Parish Council is exposed to and identify any actions it considers necessary to minimise those risks. The table available below attempts to identify the risks involved and recommends the necessary actions.

BM Parish Council Risk Assessment April 2019

Council Code of Conduct

The Localism Act 2011 made fundamental changes to the system of regulation of standards of conduct for elected and co-opted councillors.

As part of these new arrangements, the Act requires Councils – including Parish Councils – to adopt a new Code of Conduct. The code, when viewed as a whole, must be consistent with the seven principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

The code must also contain provisions in relation to new statutory requirements for the registration and disclosure of pecuniary and other interests. The code, once adopted by the Council, must be publicised locally.

Burnham Market Parish Council adopted the new Code of Conduct at its meeting on the 20th August, 2012. The text of the code is the same as that adopted by King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council and which all Parish Councils in the district are being invited to adopt.

View the Members’ Code of Conduct

Click here for information about how to make a complaint.

Other Policies ad Procedures

Burnham Market PC Equality and Diversity Policy


Parish Plan

A Parish Plan is a comprehensive plan which gives people living in villages a way of deciding for themselves how they would like their village to develop. It identifies issues of concern that the people within the parish feel are important to them based on information gained from surveys, research and consultation with residents.

Preparing a Parish Plan involved consultation with every person in Burnham Market to find out what they wanted for the Parish. The resulting Parish Plan provided a description of the desires of the people of Burnham Market. It contained a detailed, prioritised action plan, stating what was to be done and by whom to achieve the desires of the Parish.

A copy of the Burnham Market Parish Plan is available by clicking here.

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