Cornwall Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Cornwall

Calc Cornish Tin Mine

County Executive Officer: Sarah Mason
Unit 1, 1 Riverside House
Heron Way Newham, Truro


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Capability Proceedure

This procedure should be used primarily for supporting, enhancing and improving the performance of employees.

In accordance with the Employment Rights Act 1996, Human Rights Act 1998 and the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary Procedures this procedure sets out a framework for resolving issues relating to poor performance. The procedure aims to ensure that consistent and fair treatment is given to individuals.

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Annual Leave Policy

The annual leave year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

The minimum paid annual leave entitlement is twenty one days, plus two statutory days with a further four days after five years continuous service. Staff employed on a part-time basis will be entitled to leave on a pro-rata basis.

Sat, 01 Sep 2012

Guide to Awarding Dispensations

Parish Councils are now responsible for determining requests for a dispensation by a parish councillor under Section 33 of Localism Act 2011. This is because they are a"relevant authority" under section 27(6) (d) of the Act.

This guide explains:

a. the purpose and effect of dispensations

b. the procedure for requesting dispensations

c. the criteria which are applied in determining dispensation requests

d. the terms of dispensations

Thu, 14 Jun 2012

Code of Conduct Member Update

The Cornwall Code of Conduct 2012 for Parish and Town Councils, was published on Monday, June 11th, 2012 and will come into effect on July 1st, 2012. The Code reflects all of the case law from the previous standards regime and is based on the regulations as published with no further interpretation.

Since its publication there have been a large number of questions regarding the content of the Code and how it applies to your members. CALC have therefore compiled this sheet of Frequently Asked Questions to support your council which we hope you will find helpful.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012

Dispensation Request Form

A model Dispensation Request form for Town and Parish councillors.

Fri, 01 Jun 2012

L08-12 NALC's Template Code of Conduct for Parish Councils

As explained in paragraph 13 of LTN 80 – 'Members' conduct and the registration and disclosure of their interests (England)', NALC has produced a template code of conduct for parish councils because:

  • it does not recommend that parish councils adopt the LGA's template code of conduct and
  • parish councils may not want to draft their own or adopt their principal authority's code of conduct.

Thu, 17 May 2012

Use of email form

This is a template form to be used when councilors would prefer to receive information via email, rather than paper copies.

Sun, 01 Jan 2012

Model Contract of Employment

This document, produced by NALC and the SLCC is a model contract which can be used as a basis for creating a town or parish councils employment contracts.

Sun, 01 Jan 2012

Charity Trustee-Councillor's Guide

This guide, jointly produced by the Local Government Association and the Charity Commission specifically addresses the situation where a local authority is the sole trustee of a charity.

Sun, 01 Jan 2012

Tags: Charity

Disciplinary Procedure

This disciplinary procedure (from NALC) is designed to help and encourage employees to achieve and maintain acceptable standards of conduct and job performance at all times, including the need to:

Fulfil the duties specified in their contract of employment.

Be honest and act beyond suspicion of dishonesty.

Maintain high standards of integrity and conduct to protect the council's image and reputation with the public.

Thu, 29 Sep 2011

L08-11 The Future of Standards of Contact Update

This is an update of the Future of Standards of Conduct document L06-11

Fri, 16 Sep 2011

Guidance to Model Contract

This guidance accompanies the 2011 model contract template for a town/parish clerk.

Thu, 01 Sep 2011

Grievance Procedure

This model grievance proceedure has been prepared by NALC and outlines a number of grievance proceedures for town and parish councils

'This procedure applies to all employees of the council.

The objectives of the procedure are: -

To foster good relationships between the council and its employees by discouraging the harbouring of grievances;

To settle grievances as near as possible to their point of origin;

To ensure the council treats grievances seriously and resolves them as quickly as possible; and

To ensure that employees are treated fairly and consistently throughout the council.'

Thu, 01 Sep 2011

Guidance on Filling a Council Vacancy

This Guidance Document details the process for filling a council vacancy.

'A vacancy on the council must first be advertised by Cornwall Council offering the public the opportunity to fill the vacancy by bye-election. At least 10 members of the public must demand a poll to require the parish/town council to fill the vacancy by public bye?election. If there is no demand for a bye-election, the parish/town council will be notified by the Electoral Officer of Cornwall Council that they are free to coopt to fill the vacancy which can then be done at a subsequent council meeting.'

Thu, 01 Sep 2011

Retention, disposal and care of records

Parish and Town Council clerks create a wide range of records in order to fulfil the duties of their Councils. Some of these are of long-term historical interest and should be preserved permanently after their administrative usefulness has been served. Many, however, should be disposed of after a number of years.

These guidelines have been drawn up in response to regular requests for advice and assistance over the years. They should also serve to help parish and town clerks manage their records, which is a basic element of being able to meet the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The guidelines aim to help clerks to decide which records should be kept and which can be safely destroyed in the parish.

Thu, 01 Sep 2011

The Localism Act 2011: An extract on Standards

This Extract is from the Localism Act of 2011. Chapter 7 looks at standards and the formation of a Code of Conduct for your council

Thu, 01 Sep 2011

L06-11 The Future Standards of Conduct Update

An update to the Future standards of conduct document L02-11

Wed, 20 Jul 2011

L02-11 The Future Standards of Conduct of Members of Local Authorities in England

Legal Briefing L08-10 detailed the proposedabolition of the current standards framework.

This briefing explains the impact of the Localism Bill provisions
specifically in relation to the standards of conduct expected of councillors

Wed, 20 Apr 2011

Easements over Common Land and Village Greens LTN-57

LTN-57 covers statutory provisions, common law principles and case law relating to easements over common land and village greens.

Fri, 01 Apr 2011

Tags: LTN