Parish Council Documents

The Parish Council has agreed a 'Wish List' when it comes to responding to planning applications within the parish. If you have an idea which you think would help improve the village such as - more seats, noticeboards, play equipment then please contact either the clerk or a member of the Parish Council.  For further information please click below 21.02.14

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows the public to access information held by public authorities eg Baston Parish Council.

As from 1st January 2009 there will be one Approved Model Scheme which all authorities have to adopt.  Baston Parish Council adopted the Model Publication Scheme for Local Councils on 11th December 2008.

A new Code of Conduct

The model Code of Conduct that was adopted previously by the Parish Council in accordance with the Local Government Act 2000 has now been superseded by the passing of The Localism Act 2011 (Royal assent received on 15/11/2011) and Parish Councils must adopt the New Code of Conduct as from 01/07/2012.

The new Code. Section 27 of the 2011 Act provides that every relevant authority in England, including parish councils, is under a duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by its members and co-opted members and that in doing so it must adopt a Code of Conduct that is expected of them when they are acting in that capacity. This Code of Conduct will not apply to members and co-opted members in their private lives.

In accordance with Section 28 of the 2011 Act, every relevant authority must adopt a Code of Conduct which was adopted by Baston on 12th July 2012.  For more information please click below.