Supporting Local Councils in Cornwall


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Members Allowances Report

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel on Cornwall's parish councils' allowances (originally produced in 2004).

Please note that, applying the relevant percentage increases since 2012 (when these were last updated) the figures for 2020/21 (from 1.4.20) would be:

Member Allowance £210.53

Chairman Allowance £310.99

It should also be remembered that whilst the council may offer the allowance, members have to decide whether they wish to claim the payment which is subject to PAYE and would be taken into account for any means tested benefits as it is treated as salary. In addition, Co-Opted members are unable to receive the Members Allowance.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020

The Good Councillor's Guide to Finance & Transparency

A NALC publication covering the key aspects of Finance for local councillors

Fri, 09 Nov 2018

Induction Pack for New Councillors

An Induction Pack compiled as part of the CALC Local Elections Training 2017 which member councils are able to adapt for their own use locally.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

Being a Councillor - Be the Change, Lead the Change

A Word format version of the leaflet that has been put together by Sarah to help promote interest in standing for local election.

Members are welcome to adapt it and make use of it in their local communities.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

A Councillor - Who Me?

A user-friendly leaflet on what it means to be a councillor

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

Applying to become a Councillor

Even those who have stood as councillors before may forget what the process was like 4 years ago!

This brief guide takes candidates through the eligibility criteria for standing as a local councillor and the steps they need to take to comply with nomination requirements.

Thu, 02 Feb 2017

Declaration of Office for Members

The model declaration of office document for Councillors

Wed, 01 Feb 2017

Declaration of Office - Chairman

The model declaration of office document for the council Chairman

Wed, 01 Feb 2017

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

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

Predisposition, Predetermination and Bias

Both predetermination and bias have proved to be difficult and controversial issues for many members and monitoring officers. Although they are judgemade, common law issues, and not part of the Code of Conduct, the Standards Board for England has agreed to publish this occasional paper to help clarify the issues.

This easy to access document gives a simple overview as to the issues surrounding predisposition, predetermination and bias

Wed, 01 Aug 2007