Our Policies and Procedures

Wem Town Council has a number of policies that help shape the way the Council is run details of each policy  can be found by clicking on the links below

Public Participation - The first 15 minutes of every Full Council meeting is given over to a public participation session, details of what can be talked about in the public particpation session are outlined below (taken from the Town Council's Standing Orders 3e to 3k)

  • 3e. Members of the public may make representations, answer questions and give evidence at a meeting which they are entitled to attend in respect of the business on the agenda.
  • 3f. The period of time designated for public participation at a meeting in accordance with standing order above shall not exceed 15 minutes unless directed by the chairman of the meeting.
  • 3g. Subject to standing order 3f, a member of the public shall not speak for more than 3 minutes.
  • 3h. In accordance with standing order 3(e) above, a question shall not require a response at the meeting nor start a debate on the question. The chairman of the meeting may direct that a written or oral response be given.
  • 3i. A person shall raise his hand when requesting to speak and stand when speaking (except when a person has a disability or is likely to suffer discomfort). The chairman of the meeting may at any time permit a person to be seated when speaking.
  • 3j. A person who speaks at a meeting shall direct his comments to the chairman of the meeting.
  • 3k. Only one person is permitted to speak at a time. If more than one person wants to speak, the chairman of the meeting shall direct the order of speaking.

Standing Orders - The Town Council's standing orders are the framework of rules for how the Town Council meetings are run. They are reviewed annually and were last reviewed in May 2024 Standing Orders 2024-25

Financial Regulations - Like Standing Orders, the Town Council's Financial Regulations are a framework of rules for how the Town Council manages its finances. These regulations were reviewed in May 2023 Financial Regulations 2023 , 2023 Reserves Strategy 

Code Of Conduct   - The Code of conduct outlines the expectations of behaviour of councillors in public office.2021 Code of Conduct

Social Media Management Policy - This policy was reviewed by the Town Council 2021.Social Media Policy

Complaints Procedure- This policy was reviewed by the Town Council in May 2024 Complaints Procedure 

Freedom of Information - Town Council's Freedom of Information Publication Scheme was reviewed May 2024 Freedom of Information Policy 

Retention of Information - The Town Council's Retention of Information policy was reviewed in May 2024 Retention and disposal of information

Virtual Meeting Protocols - This policy was adopted by the Town Council on 28 May 2020 Virtual meeting Protocols 

Press Policy - This policy was reviewed  by the Town Council in May 2024 Press Policy

Biodiversity Policy - This policy was adopted on 29.2.24 Biodiversity Policy 

General Data Protection Regulations Policies  - Adopted 26.4.18, reviewed May 2024

Wem Town Council's Data Protection Policy 2024

Subject Access Policy Subject Access Request Form

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