Some background facts about the Slapton Parish Council

How we formally operate:

Standing Orders
The operating rules of your Parish Council.

Financial Regulations
The rules, controls and reporting systems under which public monies of the parish are managed. (Adopted 6/6/19).

Slapton PC - Village Assets Register
Assets owned or managed and insured by the Parish Council. (Approved 1-6-20).

Slapton PC risk register
Register of risks and assessments.

SHDC Part 5 - Members Code of Conduct
The rules under which your Councillors operate. (Adopted 6/6/19).

Complaints Proceedure
Slapton Parish Council is committed to providing a quality service for the benefit of the people who live or work in its area or are visitors to the locality. If you are dissatisfied with the standard of service you have received from this council, or are unhappy about an action or lack of action by this council, this Complaints Procedure sets out how you may complain to the council and how we shall try to resolve your complaint.

Safeguarding Policy
Slapton Parish Council takes seriously its responsibility under the current legislation to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults; and to work together with other agencies to ensure that there are adequate arrangements within our organisation to identify and support those who are suffering harm. Where someone is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, action will be taken to protect that person.

Equality and Diversity Policy (Approved 1/6/20).
Slapton Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service and following practices which are free from unfair and unlawful discrimination.

Information and Data Protection Policy (Approved 1/6/20)
Slapton Parish Council recognises it must at times, keep and process sensitive and personal information about both employees and the public, it has therefore adopted this policy not only to meet its legal obligations but to ensure high standards

Email Policy (Approved 1/6/20).
Slapton Parish Council has a duty to ensure the security of personal data. We make sure that your information is protected from unauthorised access, loss, manipulation, falsification, destruction or unauthorised disclosure. This is done through appropriate technical measures and appropriate policies

Climate and Environmental Emergency Statement

The Parish Council have declared a climate and environmental emergency and are strongly committed to reducing carbon emissions and supporting bio-diversity both within its own operations and within the Slapton community.

All about local councils guide
To find out more about the role of your local council, read this useful guide.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Slapton Community Support Group - Coronavirus

See links below to obtain immediate advice, help and support:
Read and print our CSG 'Working safely with you' document

1. Businesses and Individuals:

2. NHS Coronavirus pages with information and guidance:

3. Central Government - What you need to do to protect yourself and others against Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the UK. Includes details on employment and financial support for Business and other organisations, Healthcare workers and carers, Travel, How Coronavirus is affecting public services, How you can help.

4. Children:

5. Wellbeing:

6. Video conferencing

If your family member has a tablet or smartphone, you can also help them get set up with apps such as Skype, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, all of which do video calls. Also Apple users can also use FaceTime,

6. For advice on your Local Village services see below:

7. Pet and animal care:

Public Health England

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Read our advice about staying at home.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if..

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better
  • Or use the 111 online help

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