Publication Scheme






Information to be published  How the information can be obtained 





Class1 – Who we are and what we do 

(Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts) 





Bruton Town Council 





Who’s who on the Council and its Committees Councillors 


Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members (named contacts where possible with telephone number and email address (if used)) Bruton Town Council 

Stephen Hill 

Town Clerk 

Tel: 01749 813014 

Location of main Council office and accessibility details Community Office 

26 High Street, Bruton, 

Somerset, BA10 0AA 


Staffing structure Town Clerk: Stephen Hill 

Assistant Town Clerk: Patrick Pender-Cudlip 

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) 




£108,021 (18/19 Precept) 

£120,699 (19/20 Precept) 

£136,420 (20/21 Precept) 

Accounts available at Community Office 

All Accounts for Payment: Full Council Minutes 





Annual return form and report by auditor AGAR published annually Noticeboard, website and available at Community Office 


Finalised budget Budget available at Community Office Nil 
Precept Precept available at Community Office and published by SSDC Nil 
Borrowing Approval letter None Nil 
Financial Standing Orders and Regulations Available at Community Office and published on website 

Grants given and received Available at Community Office Nil 
List of current contracts awarded and value of contract Available at Community Office: 

Grounds Maintenance: SLR Outdoor Maintenance 

Members’ allowances and expenses Available at Community Office Nil 
Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing 

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




Roles and Responsibilities 

Internal Audit reports 

Annual playground inspections 

Available at Community Office 








Parish Plan (current and previous year as a minimum) Town Plan 2017: available on website 

Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting (current and previous year as a minimum) Available at Community Office and website Minute of Meeting Nil 
Quality status None Nil 
Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelines None Nil 
Class 4 – How we make decisions 

(Decision making processes and records of decisions) 




Agendas and Minutes 

available at Community Office and website 





Timetable of meetings (Council and any committee/sub-committee meetings and parish meetings) Full Council meetings last Tuesday of each month. Committees decided by Annual Council or ad hoc. Nil 
Agendas of meetings (as above) Agendas available at Community Office and website 

Minutes of meetings (as above) – n.b. this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. Minutes available at Community Office and website 

Reports presented to council meetings – n.b. this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. Reports available at Community Office Nil 
Responses to consultation papers Consultations available at Community Office Nil 
Responses to planning applications Responses available at Community Office 

Bye-laws None Nil 
Class 5 – Our policies and procedures 

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



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 available on the website and at the Community Office 




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


Internal instructions to staff and 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)  





Policies and Procedures available on the website and at the Community Office 





Information security policy Being developed  
Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive) Being developed  
Data protection policies  Being developed  
Schedule of charges (for the publication of information) None  
Class 6 – Lists and Registers  

Lists and Registers available at Community Office 




Assets register Available at Community Office Nil 
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) None Nil 
Register of members’ interests Available at Community Office and maintained by SSDC Nil 
Register of gifts and hospitality Available at Community Office Nil 
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 


Allotments and Community Garden Cuckoo Hill and Durslade Nil 
Burial grounds and closed churchyards  Cuckoo Hill and St Mary’s Churchyard Nil 
Community centres and village halls Community Office Nil 
Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities Jubilee Park Nil 
Seating, litter bins, clocks, memorials and lighting Seats, Litter Bins, Grit Bins, Signs, Planters Nil 
Bus shelters Church Bridge and Plox Nil 
Markets None Nil 
Public conveniences Community Toilets: Cat’s Café and Community Office Nil 
Agency agreements Local Information Centre: SSDC Nil 
Services for which the council is entitled to recover a fee, together with those fees (e.g. burial fees) Cemetery fees 

Allotment and Community Garden fees. 

Fees available at Community office 

Additional Information 

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





Contact details: 


Town ClerkTel: 01749 813014 

Community OfficeEmail: 

26 High Street 



BA10 0AA 




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) Actual cost *  
 Photocopying @ 15p per sheet (colour) Actual cost 
 Postage Actual cost of Royal Mail standard 2nd class 
Statutory Fee  In accordance with the relevant legislation (quote the actual statute) 
Other None  


* the actual cost incurred by the public authority 

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