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Information available under the model publication scheme

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Costs As Scale Att.
Class1 – Who we are and what we do

(Organisational information, structures,locations and contacts) This will becurrent information only

N.B. Councils should already be publishing as much information as possible about how they can be contacted.

(hard copy and/or website)


Hard Copy

Who’s who on the Council and its Committees Website / Hard Copy
Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members(named contacts where possible with telephone number and email address (if used)) Website/Hard Copy
Location of main Council office and accessibility details N.A.
Staffing structure N.A.
Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it

(Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit)

Current and previous financial year as a minimum

(hard copy and / or website)

Website / Hard copy


Annual return form and report by auditor Website/Hard copy
Finalised budget Website/Hard copy
Precept Website/Hard Copy
Borrowing Approval letter N.A.
Financial Standing Orders and Regulations Hard copy
Grants given and received N.A.
List of current contracts awarded and value of contract N.A.
Members’ allowances and expenses N.A.
Class 3 – What our priorities are and howwe are doing

(Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits,inspections and reviews)

(hard copy or website)
Parish Plan (current and previous year as a minimum) Website / Hard copy
Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting (current and previous year as a minimum)  

Website / Hard copy

Quality status N.A.
Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelines N.A.
Class 4 – How we make decisions

(Decision making processes and records of decisions) Current andprevious council year as aminimum

(hard copy or website)

Website/Hard copy

Timetable of meetings (Council, any committee/sub-committee meetings and parish meetings) Newsletter/Hard copy
Agendas of meetings (as above) Website/Hard copy


Minutes of meetings (as above) – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. Website / Hard copy
Reports presented to council meetings – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. N.A.
Responses to consultation papers Website/Hard copy
Responses to planning applications Hard copy
Bye-laws N.A.
Class 5 – Our policies and procedures

(Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities)

Current information only

(hard copy or website)

Hard copy

Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business:

Procedural standing orders

Committee and sub-committee terms of reference

Delegated authority in respect of officers

Policy statements


Hard copy




Policies and procedures for the provision of services and about the employment of staff:

Internal policies relating to the delivery of services

Equality and diversity policy

Health and safety policy


Hard copy




Recruitment policies (including current vacancies)Policies and procedures for handling requests for information

Complaints procedures (including those coveringrequests for information and operating the publication scheme)


Hard copy

Hard copy

Information security policy Hard copy
Records management policies (records retention,destruction and archive) Hard copy
Data protection policies Hard copy
Schedule of charges (for the publication of information) Hard copy
Class 6 – Lists and Registers

Currently maintained lists and registers only

(hard copy or website; some information may only be available by inspection)
Any publicly available register or list (if any are held this should be publicised; in most circumstances existing access provisions will suffice) Hard copy
Assets Register Hard copy
Disclosure log (indicating the information that has been provided inresponse to requests;

recommended as good practice, but may not be held by parish councils)

Register of members’ interests Shropshire Council
Register of gifts and hospitality “             “           “
Class 7 – The services we offer

(Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public and businesses)

Current information only

(hard copy or website; some information may only be available by inspection)
Allotments N.A.


Burial grounds and closed churchyards N.A.
Community centres and village halls N.A.
Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities N.A.
Seating, litter bins, clocks, memorials and lighting N.A.
Bus shelters Hard copy
Markets N.A.
Public conveniences N.A.
Agency agreements N.A.
A summary of services for which the council is entitled to recover a fee, together with those fees (e.g. burial fees) N.A.
Additional Information

This will provide Councils with the opportunity to publish information that is not itemised in the lists above

Contact details:

Mrs. J. Burgess, Clerk to Kinlet Parish Council, c/o Oakfield, Trimpley,Bewdley, Worcs DY12 1NQ.

01299 402859.         



This describes how the charges have been arrived at and should be published as part of the guide.

Disbursement cost Photocopying @ 10p. per sheet (black & white) 10p per copy
Photocopying @15p per sheet (colour) 15p per copy
Website – F.O.C. F.O.C
Postage – 27p upwards. Actual cost of Royal Mailstandard 2nd class
Statutory Fee N.A. In accordance with the relevant legislation (quote the actual statute)