Model Publication Scheme

Information available from Banbury Town Council under the model publication scheme. These are split into classes: 

  • Class 1 -  Who we are and what we do (Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts) This will be current information only N.B. Councils should already be publishing as much information as possible about how they can be contacted.
  • 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
  • Class 3 - What our priorities are and how we are doing (Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews)
  • Class 4 -  How we make decisions (Decision making processes and records of decisions) Current and previous council year as a minimum.
  • Class 5 -  Our policies and procedures (Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities) Current information only.
  • Class 6 -  Lists and Registers (Currently maintained lists and registers only.)
  • 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. 

For Hard Copies, please contact the Town Clerk Mark Recchia

Class 1 - Who we are and what we do

Information to be published
Who's who on the council and it's committees
Contact Details for the Parish Clerk and Council Members (named contacts if possible with telephone number and email address) 
Location of Main Council Office and accessibility details
Staffing Structure 
How the information can be obtained
Website and Hard Copy
Website and Hard Copy
 
Website and Hard Copy
Website and Hard Copy 

Class 2 - What we spend and how we spend it

Information to be Published
Annual Return form and report by auditor
Finalsed Budget
Precept
Borrowing Approval Letter
Financial Standing Orders and Regulations
Grants Given and Received
List of current contracts awarded and value of contract
Members' Allowances and Expenses 
How the information can be obtained
Website and Hard Copy
Hard Copy
Hard Copy
 
Hard Copy
Hard Copy
Website and Hard Copy
Website and Hard Copy 

Class 3 - What our priorities are and how we are doing

Information to be published
Parish Plan (Current and Previous year as a minimum)
Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting (as above) 
Quality Status
Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG Guidelines 
How the information can be obtained
 
Hard Copy
  
  

Class 4 - How we make decisions

Information to be published
Timetable of Meetings
Agendas of Meetings
Minutes of Meetings (nb to exclude information regarded as private)
Reports presented to council meetings (as above)
Responses to consultation papers
Responses to planning applications
By-laws 
How the information can be obtained
Website and Hard Copy
Website and Hard Copy
Website and Hard Copy
Website and Hard Copy
Website and Hard Copy
Website and Hard Copy
Hard Copy 

Class 5 - Our Policies and Procedures

Information to be published
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
Code of conduct policy statements
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
*Recruitment policies (including current vacancies)
*Policies and procedures for handling requests for information
Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme)
Information Security Policy 
Record Management Policies (records retention, destructive & archive)
Data protection policies
Schedule of charges (for the publication of information) 
How the information can be obtained
Hard Copy
 
 
 
 
Hard Copy
*Website and Hard Copy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hard Copy
  
Hard Copy
Website and Hard Copy

Class 6 - Lists and Registers

Information to be published
Any publicly available register or list (if any are held this should be publicised; in most circumstances existing access provisions will suffice)
Assets Register
Disclosure log (indicating the information that has been provided in response to requests; recommended as good practice, but may not be held by parish councils)
Register of members’ interests
Register of gifts and hospitality
How the information can be obtained
  
  
Hard Copy
 
 
  
Website and Hard Copy
Hard Copy

Class 7 - The services we offer

How the information can be obtained
Website and Hard Copy