This policy is managed in accordance with the Information Commissioners Office ‘Freedom of Information Code of Practice’ and sets out the rights and obligations of the Council in relation to the freedom of information.
The public is entitled to expect the highest standards of conduct from all employees who work for local government. This Code outlines existing laws, regulations and conditions of service and provides further guidance to assist local authorities and their employees in their day-to-day work
The Council believes that equality for all is a basic human right and actively oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. The Council celebrates the diversity of Essex and is striving to promote and reflect that diversity within our organisation.
The Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations define the details of the scheme for members, employing authorities and the administering authority (Essex Pension Fund). This document sets out the Town Council’s position on both mandatory and non-mandatory discretionary policies.
The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that necessary records and documents are adequately protected and maintained. It ensures that records that are no longer needed by Witham Town Council, or are of no value, are discarded at the proper time.
This scheme allows local citizens, businesses and community groups the ability to donate any items of historical interest they may have in their possession to public ownership The Town Council will hold them in the Town Hall archives.
The Town Council is under a duty to consider the safety of the general public at large and recognises the need for positive action. We have formulated this policy centred around a four-point action plan to take positive steps towards crime reduction.
The purpose of this police is to define the roles and responsibilities within Witham Town Council for the working with the media and deals with the day-to-day relationship between the Council and the media.