Standing Orders

Standing Orders are the written rules of a Council.  They are used to confirm a Council’s internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings. Although it is not a legal requirement it is recognised as good practice.

The Council reviews its Standing Orders annually.

Standing Orders 2022-23


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All policies are regularly reviewed by Appleby Town Council. The below policies are current.

Community Engagement

The Council is committed to community engagement and supports and encourages the community to share their aspirations for the town with the Council.

Community Engagement Policy 2023

Fire Safety Policy

The Council recognises and acknowledges its responsibility to take general precautions to protect the safety, so far as reasonably practicable, of its employees and anyone else potentially affected by its undertaking, against fire, dangerous substances which could give rise to fire and the effects of fire.

Fire Safety Policy 2023


The purpose of this policy is to define the roles and responsibilities within the Council for working with the media and deals with the day-to-day relationship between the Council and the media.

Media Policy 2023

Website Accessibility Policy

Appleby Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Website Accessibility Statement

Equality and Diversity

The aim of this policy is to communicate the commitment of the Council, its Councillors and employees to meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty, which came into force on 5th April 2011.

Equality and Diversity Policy 2023

Health and Safety

The Council recognises and accepts its responsibilities as an employer for providing a safe and healthy working environment for all its employees, contractors, voluntary helpers and others who may be affected by the activities of the Council.

Health and Safety Policy 2023

Health & Safety Risk Assessment 2021-2022

Risk Assessment:

In accordance with the Financial Regulations the Council has a Risk Assessment which it updates and reviews annually.

Risk Assessment 2021-2022