The Parish Council has a number of policies, orders and documents which it works to/and or abides by. The documents listed below provide guidance to the Parish Council in serving its community.
Laughton Parish Council Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Code of Conduct
Powers of Parish Councils
Parish Council elections are held every four years. Parish Councils have the power to co-opt members if a vacancy arises
The following are some of a Parish Council's responsibilities.
In addition, a parish council can do anything, provided it is for the general benefit of the community, and that the expenditure in any one year does not exceed £7.86 per local government elector in that particular parish or community. Parishes set a level for the Parish tax (known as the 'Precept') which is to be charged each year. The Precept is collected on behalf of the Parish by the District Council.
Parish Council procedures
Parish Councils must: