Policies and Strategies

The agreed policies and procedures of the town council (below) set out how the council, Councillors and staff will carry out their business.


Standing OrdersThe Standing Orders of the Council are the rules which the council has to follow – they set out the procedures for meetings and general operation of the council’s business.
Scheme of Delegation
Anti Fraud and Corruption Policy
Equality and diversity policy
Officer and Member protocol
Councillors Social Media Policy
Co-option policy 2020


Financial Regulations – Financial Regulations govern the way the council runs its financial business.
Risk Management Policy Statement
Risk Assessment 2020-21
Scale of Charges 2020/2021
Scale of Charges 2021/2022
Statement of Internal Control
Health & Safety Policy Statement 2019


Model Publication Scheme
Information Available under the Publication Scheme
Complaints ProcedureThe complaints procedure sets out how to make a complaint against the council.
Councillors Code of Conduct – St Ives Town CouncilAll Councillors, when first elected, make a declaration to follow the Councillors Code of Conduct when they take up their office as Town Councillor.
How to make a Code of Conduct complaint Clicking on the link above will bring you to the Cornwall Council website with information about how to make a Code of Conduct complaint about a Town Councillor.  Code of Conduct complaints are dealt with by the Monitoring Officer at Cornwall Council in the first instance
Communications Policy
Data Protection Policy 2020
Vexatious and abusive complainants


St Ives Town Council Grants Policy 20/21The Grants Policy sets out the rules that the town council applies when considering community grant applications.
Environmental Policy
Community engagement policy
Plastic Free Action Plan
Allotments Policy
Animal Charter
Fair Trade Statement



Redundancy Policy

Budget Monitoring Protocol

Guidelines for broadcasting or using social media at Council Meetings

Local Council Preapplication protocol – Registration and Profile

A Model Approach to Pre-application Discussions

Cornwall Local Councils Pre application Protocol