(updated 25th January 2021)

All current documentation for the Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council is held by the Clerk and historical documents are stored at the Dorset Council Records Office. Appropriate details are available on request by members of the public under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), and non-confidential files may be viewed by appointment. All requests for information should be directed through the Clerk.

Information about the council, council members, meetings, and policies are available on the Parish Council website

Dates and agendas of meetings, lists of councillors and important information are posted on parish notice boards. Notes of major issues from Parish Council meetings are published in the Chimes.

Inquiries about information available from other sources e.g. Dorset Council and the Environment Agency will be redirected to those agencies.

Copies of documents may be requested. These are available at cost plus postage if needed, payable in advance.

Classes of Information:

Who we are and what we do
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.

What we spend and how we spend it
Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts

What our priorities are and how we are doing
Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews

How we make decisions
Policy proposals and decisions, decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations

Our policies and procedures
Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities

Lists and Registers
Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the Authority

The Services we Offer

A description of the services offered i.e. maintenance of memorials, playground and



Details of councillors and committees

Clerk’s details

Finance records (annual return and audit, budget, precept, borrowing approval, grants given and received, financial regulations, current contracts, members’ expenses, etc)

Parish plans

Timetable of meetings



Reports presented at meetings

Responses to consultations

Responses to planning applications

Standing Orders

Code of Conduct

Other policy statements (delivery of services, equality, recruitment, freedom of information, complaints procedure, data protection, etc.)

Assets register

Risk assessments

Freedom of Information disclosure log

Register of members’ interests

Register of gifts and hospitality

Service provision

Any other items that may be currently part of Council business.