Radstock Town Council
Council Offices, Leigh House, 1 Wells Hill, Radstock, BA3 3RN
Phone: 01761 437962 Fax: 01761 431129
Email: Web:

                                   Publication Scheme
                            (Freedom Of Information Act 2000)
    Radstock Town Council adopted a Publication Scheme for Local Councils (Core
    Classes only). The core classes of information are listed below.

    The documents referred to in the scheme are held by the Clerk and can be inspected at
    a mutually convenient date and time. Copies of the documents can be provided at a
    cost of 10 pence per A4 sheet, plus postage, payable in advance.

    Core Classes of Information

    i)     Council internal practice and procedure

           Minutes of council, committee and sub-committee meetings – limited to the last
           two years
           Procedural Standing Orders
           Council’s annual report to parish meeting.

    ii)       Code of Conduct

              Members Declaration of Acceptance of Office
              Members Register of Interests
              Register of Members Interest Book

    iii)   Periodic Electoral Review

           This is information concerning changes to the electoral arrangements for the
           parish council
           Information relating to the last Periodic Electoral Review of the council area
           Information relating to the latest boundary review of the council area.

    iv)    Employment Practice and Procedure

           Terms and conditions of employment
           Job descriptions
           Exclusions – ‘personal records’ i.e. appraisals, employee specific salary details,
           disciplinary records, sickness records and the like by virtue of being personal
           data under the Data Protection Act 1998.

    v)     Planning Documents

           Responses to planning applications.

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   vi)    Audit and Accounts

          Annual return form – limited to the last financial year
          Annual statutory report by auditor (internal and external) – limited to the last
          financial year
          Receipt/payment books, receipt books of all kinds, bank statements from all
          accounts – limited to the last financial year
          Precept request – limited to the last financial year
          VAT records – limited to the last financial year
          Financial Standing Orders and Regulations
          Asset register
          Risk assessments

   Adopted by Council on       21st May 2012          (Minute ) 27

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