The local association will probably just refer you to the NALC model standing orders and financial regulations. In these documents, all legally required statements are highlighted in bold and councils have to include them. Those in plain type can be amended to suit the council. It shouldbe noted that the model policies are written by a legal team at NALC and therefore should be adopted by your parish council. Your local association has no final say over the matter on this one, unless they have a solicitor on board who is qualified to check legalities.