Standing Orders

Standing Orders are the written rules of Fawley Parish Council. They are used to confirm our internal, organisational, administrative and procurement procedures, and procedural matters for meetings. They are not the same as the policies of the council but they may refer to them.   All local Councils must have standing orders for the procurement of contracts.

Meetings of Full Council,  councillors, the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and Clerk are subject to many statutory requirements and the standing orders  confirm those statutory requirements. The standing orders also control the number, place, quorum numbers, notices and other procedures for committee and sub-committee meetings because these are subject to fewer statutory requirements.

The Parish Council operates within a wide statutory framework.  The National Association of Local Councils prepares model standing orders that incorporate and reference many statutory requirements to which the councils must comply. It is not possible for the model standing orders to contain or reference all the statutory or legal requirements which apply to this council and the statutory requirements apply whether or not they are incorporated in a council’s standing orders.

Click on the file link below to view a copy of the Standing Orders for this Parish Council; these are modified from the model standing orders produced by the National Association of Local Council (NALC).