Standing Orders are the written rules of the local Council. They are used to confirm the Council’s internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures, and procedural matters for meetings. They are not the same as the policies of the Council but they may refer to them. A local Council must have Standing Orders for the procurement of contracts.
Meetings of Full Council, Councillors, the Responsible Finance Officer and Proper Officer are subject to many statutory requirements. The Council has Standing Orders to confirm that those statutory requirements are met.
The Council also has Standing Orders to control the number, place, quorum, notices and other procedures for Committee and Sub-Committee meetings because these are subject to fewer statutory requirements.
To view the full Standing Orders for Tavistock Town Council, please click the link below.