Under the 1972 Local Government Act Councils have the power to organise their own affairs. If they do this then they must document how they wish to function as a Council.
This document is known as Standing Orders and will cover procedures during meetings; the committee structure they wish to use; financial matters not covered in the Councils Financial Regulations; delegation to Council Officers and other matters.
Standing Orders cannot override matters defined in Legislation.
Please click here to view Beccles Town Council Standing Orders (October 2016)