Publication Scheme

The Publication Scheme for Bruton Town Council can be downloaded at:

BTC Publication Scheme 2020


Information to be published How the information can be obtainedCost
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 CommitteesCouncillors


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

Town Clerk

Tel: 01749 813014

Location of main Council office and accessibility detailsCommunity Office

26 High Street, Bruton,

Somerset, BA10 0AA


Staffing structureTown Clerk: Lisa Newby

Deputy Town Clerk: Patrick Pender-Cudlip

Assistant Town Clerk: Samantha Mainstone

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)




£120,699 (19/20 Precept)

£136,420 (20/21 Precept)

£136,411 (21/22 Precept)

£141,414 (22/23 Precept)

£160,616 (23/24 Precept)

Accounts available at Community Office

All Accounts for Payment: Full Council Minutes:





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


Finalised budgetBudget available at Community OfficeNil
PreceptPrecept available at Community Office and published by Somerset CouncilNil
Borrowing Approval letterNoneNil
Financial Standing Orders and RegulationsAvailable at Community Office and published on website

Grants given and receivedAvailable at Community OfficeNil
List of current contracts awarded and value of contractAvailable at Community Office:

Grounds Maintenance: SLR Outdoor Maintenance

Members’ allowances and expensesAvailable at Community OfficeNil
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 MeetingNil
Quality statusNoneNil
Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelinesNoneNil
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 OfficeNil
Responses to consultation papersConsultations available at Community OfficeNil
Responses to planning applicationsResponses available at Community Office

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

Lists and Registers available at Community Office




Assets registerAvailable at Community OfficeNil
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)NoneNil
Register of members’ interestsAvailable at Community Office and maintained by Somerset CouncilNil
Register of gifts and hospitalityAvailable at Community OfficeNil
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 GardenCuckoo Hill and DursladeNil
Burial grounds and closed churchyardsCuckoo Hill and St Mary’s ChurchyardNil
Community centres and village hallsCommunity OfficeNil
Parks, playing fields and recreational facilitiesJubilee ParkNil
Seating, litter bins, clocks, memorials and lightingSeats, Litter Bins, Grit Bins, Signs, BeddingNil
Bus sheltersChurch Bridge and PloxNil
Public conveniencesCommunity Toilets: Community OfficeNil
Agency agreementsLocal Information Centre: Somerset CouncilNil
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 Clerk                                                    Tel: 01749 813014

Community Office                                        Email:

26 High Street



BA10 0AA




This describes how the charges have been arrived at and should be published as part of the guide.



Disbursement costPhotocopying @ 10p per sheet (black & white)Actual cost *
Photocopying @ 15p per sheet (colour)Actual cost
PostageActual cost of Royal Mail standard 2nd class
Statutory FeeIn accordance with the relevant legislation (quote the actual statute)


* the actual cost incurred by the public authority

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