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See below for a list of downloadable documents and forms. All downloads are PDF files, unless otherwise stated.

Complaints Procedure

It is hoped that all of the services that the Council provides will be undertaken in a manner that meets with residents satisfaction. If any resident has any concerns or suggestions it is probably best that they contact a Councillor or the Parish Clerk to make an informal suggestion or discuss the issue. Residents can also come to a Parish Council meeting, the dates and locations of which are published on our web site and can address the Council during the "public session". It is all very informal and Councillors welcome comments from the public.

However, for more serious issues, a member of the public might wish to make a formal complaint. This policy document explains how you should do that and how your complaint will be handled.

Employment Policy

The Council's employment policy can be found below

Equality Policy

The following Equality Policy was approve in September 2021

Expenses Claim Form

Download our Expenses Claim Form.

Financial Regulations

View the Parish Council's financial regulations.

Freedom of Information Policy

Read the Berkswell Parish Council notice on privacy for information on how we handle 'personal data' and comply with data protection law.

Grant Awarding Policy (incorporating grant application form)

Council will only normally consider 2022/23 grant applications at its meetings on 21 July 2022 and 10 November 2022 except for nominal amounts or in exceptional circumstances, to ensure fairness to all applicants irrespective of the timing of grant applications.

Download the current (September 2021) Grant Awarding Policy and Application Form below. If a Microsoft Word version of the application form is required, please contact the Clerk.


Green Belt

Read the council's policy documentation regarding the Green Belt.

Information, I.T. and Equipment Policy (incorporates Privacy Policy)

Download our Information, I.T. and Equipment Policy. This document was last revised in September 2021

Internal Audit Reports

The Internal Audit Report for 2018/19 is available below


Policy on site visits and other meetings with 3rd parties

The Council's policy on site visits and other meetings with 3rd parties can be seen at Appendix 3 of Standing Orders


Press and Media Policy

Download the Council's Press and Media Policy.

Process for Managing in the absence of the Clerk

The attached sets out the process for managing without the Clerk in unforseen circumstances.

Recognition Scheme

The Parish Council's Recognition Scheme is to recognise people who give valuable service to the civil Parish of Berkswell and can be viewed here

Reserves Policy

Download our Parish Council Reserves Policy.

Risk Assessment

Download the current Overall Risk Assessment document. Council have also agreed to conduct an inspection of all its physical assets on a quarterly basis - these documents can be downloaded below.

Risk Management Policy (incorporating Asset Inspection Check List)
Risk Management Policy (incorporating Asset Inspection Check List)
Standing Orders

View the Council's Standing Orders 

Tree Safety Policy