Code of Conduct and Standards
Code of Conduct (PDF, 6 Mb)
The Kent Code of Conduct, adopted by Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council (2013). (This Code of Conduct is under review).
Guidance: The Seven Principles of Public Life (PDF, 46 Kb)
The Code of Conduct is based on the Seven Principles of Public Life (the Nolan Principles), under section 28(1) of the Localism Act 2011, see Annex 1 of the Code.
Financial Regulations - adopted 2022-0301 (PDF, 425 Kb)
Financial Regulations for Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council (adopted 2022-0301)
About standards in public life
Click on the blue bar to see a series of short videos produced by the Committee on Standards in Public Life to explain the seven Nolan Principles: accountability, honesty; integrity, objectivity; selflessness; openness and leadership.
Openness and transparency on personal interests
Code of Conduct: Openness and transparency on personal interests a guide for councillors (PDF, 63 Kb)
Openness and transparency on personal interests a guide for councillors
Department for Communities and Local Government
ISBN: 978-1-4098--3604-9 | published September 2013
'This guide on personal interests gives basic practical information about how to be open and transparent about your personal interests. It is designed to help councillors, including parish councillors, now that new standards arrangements have been introduced by the Localism Act 2011.
The new standards arrangements that Parliament has put in place mean that it is largely for councils themselves to decide their own local rules. It is essential that there is confidence that councillors everywhere are putting the public interest first and are not benefiting their own financial affairs from being a councillor. Accordingly, within the new standards arrangements there are national rules about councillors' interests.
The national rules are in Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011, and in the secondary legislation made under the Act. In particular, in The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1464) published by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government).