Governance and Policy

The Council operates within a set of procedures called the Standing Orders and abide by an agreed Code of Conduct.

STANDING ORDERS incorporate the legislation that governs local councils and set out:-

How meetings and debates are run

How decisions are made and who can make them

How Councillors should conduct themselves

The role of the Town Clerk and matters affecting employees

The role and creation of Committees

Financial matters Local rules


The Council also has Financial Regulations which govern how it manages its finances and contracts in some detail.

They include:-

Setting the annual budget and precept

Payments of accounts


Loans and investments

Orders and contracts for goods and services



Alford Town Council ensures that it has up to date insurance to mitigate potential risk to public money.