The parish council has a number of policies and documents to regulate its work and processes. These are all regularly reviewed and updated as necessary throughout the year. The policies and documents relate to the following: Financial management; General administration management, including the Code of Conduct; Employment of staff, contractors and volunteers; and Data management, which are found on the GDPR page via the link below.

Financial management

MPC Financial Regulations September 2018

MPC Financial Risk Assessment November 2018

MPC Asset Register November 2018

MPC Internal Audit Policy October 2018

MPC Expenses Policy September 2018

MPC Electronic Banking Policy June 2017

MPC Grants Policy 2016

Marden PC Grant application form

MPC Distribution of Funds Raised for Community Facilities Policy June 2018

General administration management

MPC Code of Conduct September 2018

MPC Standing Orders September 2018

MPC Councillor Officer Protocol September 2018

MPC Communication Policy September 2018 

MPC Email Policy September 2018

MPC Complaints Procedure September 2018

MPC Unreasonable Complainant Behaviour Policy September 2018

MPC Urgent Planning Matters Policy March 2017

MPC Relations with Press and Media Policy September 2018

Employment of staff, contractors and volunteers

MPC Equal Opportunities Policy October 2018

MPC Staff Appraisal Policy September 2018

MPC Health and Safety Policy June 2017

MPC Disciplinary and Grievance Policy June 2017

MPC Sickness and Absence Policy June 2017

MPC Volunteer Policy June 2017

Data management

Data management and GDPR


The end-of-year accounts are produced in April, following the end of the financial year on 31 March. Once the Internal Audit has been undertaken, the parish council has to complete and adopt the governance statements and accounting statements and the accompanying documents required for external audit. The Annual Return and documents are then sent for External Audit. The first period of Public Rights (to view the unaudited accounts) usually starts in July, while the External Audit is undertaken. Once the report from the External Auditor has been received, a second period of Public Rights (to view the audited accounts) then occurs. The audit process for the 2017-18 accounts is now complete.

Accounts 2017-2018

Accounts 2016-2017

Accounts 2015-2016

Accounts 2014-2015