We are in the process of adopting policies as we have none at all.
We are being questioned by a member of the parish who’s thinks we should be asking the parish for their views before we adopt them as they are unaware the council has such policies, for example a Charity Policy. He is particularly concerned with this one as he has interpreted it as a pot of money that we are giving away, parishioners money.
We have explained it is for guidance and consistency should we receive any requests, we had a Red Cross request last year, so that we don’t have to debate each one but follow the guidelines.
We add the policies to the agenda, debate, propose and vote, so in theory if anyone looks at the agendas they are on it and can ask for more information.
So my question is, do policies have to be put out for consultation to the village?