To ensure good governance Little Maplestead Parish Council has to follow various policies, procedures and regulations:

Code of Conduct

From the 1st July 2012 all Parish Councils have been required to adopt their own local Code of Conduct, which is consistent with the 7 Nolan Principles of Public Life. Little Maplestead has adopted a version of the Braintree District Council Code of Conduct, a draft version of which may be read or downloaded here.

Standing Orders

These are the written rules of the Council - they are used to confirm the Council’s internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings. A draft of Little Maplestead Parish Council's Standing Orders may be viewed or downloaded here.

Financial Regulations

These govern the conduct of financial management by the Council and may only be amended or varied by resolution of the Council. Financial Regulations are one of the Council’s three governing policy documents, providing procedural guidance for members and officers and they must be observed in conjunction with the Council’s Standing Orders. Once Little Maplestead Parish Council's Financial Regulations are approved they will be viewable or downloadable from here.

Complaints Procedure

This outlines the steps that must be followed by both the Council and the complainant when dealing with a complaint against the Council. A draft of Little Maplestead Parish Council's Complaints Procedure can be viewed or downloaded here.