Town Council Policies and Strategic Documents
This page sets out the documentation that the Town Council has in place to regulate its working practices. It also holds information relating to statutory policies and procedures that the Town Council has adopted. For matters realting to the Genral Data Proctetion Regulations Please reffer to the GDPR webpage.
The Art of the Possible
A group of Town Councillors, under their own initiative, have developed the Haywards Heath Town Council Priorities 2017 onwards ‘The Arts of the Possible’. The visionary document was then considered by the Town Council’s Planning Working Group who made a number of subtle changes and then resolved to recommend the document’s adoption to Full Council.It must be noted that the document contains small and large scale projects, some of which will take a long time to come to fruition, and will involve the obtaining of third party funding and permission for land use. It is hoped that residents and local organisations will understand the complexities of a number of projects and afford the Town Council time to achieve these aims and objectives. This is simply a message that will hopefully put into perspective the rise in expectation that will naturally come from such a document.
Standing Orders and Financial Regulations
The Council's Standing Orders and Financial Regulation (reviewed 13/05/19) are a key component of how the Council conducts its business at political and officer level. Standing Orders regulate how business is carried out at committee meetings. This document includes Committee and Working Group Terms of Reference and Delegation to the the Town Clerk.
Councillor Code of Conduct
All elected, co-opted and independent Members of local authorities, including Parish Councils, are required to abide by their own, formally adopted, Code. The Code of Conduct seeks to ensure that Members observe the highest standards of conduct in their civic role. Please click on the highlighted text above to download/view the Code of Conduct.
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/2019
Annual Internal Audit Report 2018/19 - Click here to download.
Section 1: Annual Governance Statement 2018/19 - Click here to download.
Section 2: Account Statements 2018/19 for Haywards Heath Town Council - Click here to download.
Notice of Public Rights 2018/19 - Click here to download.
Declaration that Accounts are unaudited. : Declaration by the Responsible Financial Officer :
Please note that the published Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/19, specifically Section 1 - Annual Governance Statement - and Section 2 - Accounting Statements 2018/19 - is UNAUDITED. It has yet to be reviwed by the appointed auditor, Moore Stephens, and is subject to change as a result of that review.
If an elector has a question about or wants to challenge any item on the accounts, please refer in the first instance to the National Audit Office (NAO) publications - Local Authority Accounts: A Guide to your rights - To access this guide, please click here.
Annual Return year ended 31st March 2018 - Notice of Conclusion of Audit Click Here to download.
Internal Audit Plan - Click here to download.
Statement On Internal Control - Click here to download.
Haywards Heath Town Council Financial Risk Assessment 2019 - Click here to download