Standing Orders regulate the proceedings and business of the Council. The ones adopted by Bude-Stratton Town Council are based upon a model set of Standing Orders produced by the National Association of Local Councils. Those required by law are included together with others which have been adapted to meet the specific needs of Bude-Stratton Town Council e.g. to regulate the quorum required, order of business, etc.
The Towns Councils Standing Orders also include the Financial Regulations adopted by the Council. These contain a detailed framework of procedures that the Council must follow in order to maintain sound control of its financial affairs. The legislation which underpins the current financial regulations is contained in the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.
The Committee ‘Terms of Reference’ set out the powers and areas of interest of each of the Committees of the Council. Some powers are devolved to individual Committees and the ‘Terms of Reference’ specify what these powers are.