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Policies & Governance

There are a number of policies, procedures and documents which go together to make up the corporate governance of the town council.  To find out more, visit the sections below.


The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 (the code) came into effect on 1 April 2015.  The code is issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.  Crowborough Town Council meets the definition of a local authority covered by the requirements of the code, defined as ‘a parish council which has gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is higher) exceeding £200,000’. 

Please visit our TRANSPARENCY page for information relating to the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.

Please click on any of the links below to read the relevant policy.

Adverse Weather Policy

Annual Investment Strategy 2024

Bullying and Harassment Policy

Bad Debt Policy

CCTV – Close Circuit Television Policy 

Child Protection and Vulnerable Persons Policy

CIL Spending Policy

Civic Awards Policy

Climate Change Policy

Code of Conduct for Members

Complaints Procedure

Confidential Reporting (Whistleblowing) Policy

Co-option Policy

Dash Cam Policy

Dignity at Work Policy

Disciplinary Policy

Document Retention Policy

Donated Memorial Items Policy

Drone Code

Emergency Resilience and Business Continuity Plan 2023

Environmental Policy

Equal Opportunities Statement

Financial Regulations

Fixed Asset Policy

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Grant Awarding Policy

Grievance Policy

Health and Safety Policy and Arrangements

Health & Safety Policy – Volunteers

Hire Policy

Information Technology Policy

Lone Worker Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Member Officer Relations Protocol

Members’ Allowances Policy

Memorial Safety Policy

Non- smoking and non-vaping policy

Pay Policy

Pensions Discretion Policy

Performance Management Scheme policy

Poster Board Policy

Recording of Public Meetings Policy

Recruitment and Selection policy

Representation on Outside Bodies

Reserves Policy

Risk Management Policy inc Risk Register 2023

Scheme of Delegation and Terms of Reference

Sickness and Absence Policy

Social Media Policy

Sponsorship Policy

Sponsorship Table

Staff Expenses Policy

Staff Long Service Awards Policy

Standing Orders

Street Naming Policy

Training and Development Policy

Tree Inspection Policy

Use of Pesticides Policy

Information relating to the financial management of the council can be found below. The council’s Financial Regulations and Annual Investment Strategy can be viewed by clicking on the ‘Policies and Procedures’ tab above.


The Annual Governance and Accountability Return/Annual Return is available to view below:


The annual budgets are available to view below:

Budgets 2024-25

Budgets 2023-24

Larger Parishes Expenditure Details 2023/24

Budgets 2022-23

Budget 2021-22

Budgets 2020-21

Budget 2019-20

Budgets 2018-19


CHARGES (Publication Scheme)

The council’s publication scheme lists what information may be obtained from the council and any charge associated with this:

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

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Crowborough Town Council is committed to standing up to poor behaviour and introducing positive changes which support civil and respectful conduct.

The Civility and Respect Pledge is the result of a joint project by the National Association of Local Councils,  the Society of Local Council Clerks, One Voice Wales, and numerous council  County Associations. The Civility and Respect project considered the impact of bullying, harassment and intimidation on local councils, councillors, clerks, and council staff – and the resulting effectiveness of local councils. Crowborough Town Council signed up to the Civility and Respect Pledge in May 2023.

The pledge supports the work the council is already undertaking through its policies which provide guidance for councillors and staff. Relevant policies include:

Bullying & Harassment Policy

Code of Conduct for Members

Dignity at Work

For a full list of the council’s policies visit the policies and governance page of this website