Policies, Procedures and Plans

Data Protection Regulations

The new Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect on 25 May 2018.

The council’s Privacy Notice can be found here.

The Council’s Subject Access Request Policy can be found here.


Action Plan for 2021/22

The council has agreed an action plan for the coming year.  This is not an exhaustive list and will be added to over the coming year.

Action Plan 2021/22


Publication Scheme and Information available

The Publication Scheme document commits the council to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities.

Publication Scheme – Adopted 20 October 2015 and last reviewed April 2019

Information available under the Publication Scheme is listed here.  The council will make the information listed available unless:-

– it does not hold the information

– the information is exempt under one of the FOIA exemptions or Environmental Information Regulations exceptions, or its release is prohibited by another statute

– the information is readily and publicly available from an external website; such information may have been provided by the council or on its behalf.  The council must provide a direct link to that information

– the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible: or,

– it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release


Complaints Procedure

Beccles Town Council strives to provide a high standard of service to the public.  In the interests of openness and the desire to seek continuous improvement, the council encourages anyone who feels dissatisfied with the service provided to bring this to the attention of the council.

Complaints Procedure – Adopted 20 October 2015 and last reviewed April 2019


Drone Policy

Beccles Town Council and the Beccles Fenland Charity Trust have adopted this code regarding drones being flown on council and trust lands.

Drone Policy


Local Government Transparency Code 2015

Under the above code, the council is required to meet the requirements for Larger Councils as its gross expenditure exceeds £200k.  It is therefore required to publish the following information:-


Expenditure Exceeding £500

This information is published monthly and a schedule is included with the town council minutes at the meeting at which the schedule was approved.  The minutes can be found here


Procurement Information

The council entered into one contract over £5,000 in the quarter ending 31 December 2020.  This contract was awarded to Crisp Contractors (small enterprise) for the erection of Christmas Lights, and totalled £11,000.  The work takes place between November 2020 and January 2021.


Local Authority Land

Schedule of Land and Building Assets 2019/20


Grants to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisations

Grants Schedule 2019/20


Organisation Chart

Organisation Chart 2019/20