Policies, Procedures and Plans

Data Protection Regulations

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

The council’s Privacy Policy can be found here

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


Action Plan for 2020/21

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 2020/21


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– the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible: or,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

There were no invitations to tender or contracts over £5,000 that the council entered into for the quarter ending 31 December 2019


Local Authority Land

Schedule of Land and Building Assets 2018/19


Grants to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisations

Grants Schedule 2018/19


Organisation Chart

Organisation Chart 2018/19