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Haywards Heath Town Council

Town Council Policies and Strategic Documents

This page sets out the documentation that the Town Council has in place to regulate its working practices. It also holds information relating to positions vacant and statutory policies and procedures that the Council has adopted. Details of future consultations will be posted here.


Standing Orders and Financial Regulations

The Council's Standing Orders and Financial Regulation (reviewed 15/05/17) are a key component of how the Council conducts its business at political and officer level. Standing Orders regulate how business is carried out at committee meetings. Click on the highlighted text above to download/view the document.  This document includes Committee and Working Group Terms of Reference and Delegation to the the Town Clerk.


Councillor Code of Conduct

All elected, co-opted and independent Members of local authorities, including Parish Councils, are required to abide by their own, formally adopted, Code. The Code of Conduct seeks to ensure that Members observe the highest standards of conduct in their civic role. Click here to download.


Complaints ProcedureClick here to download.


Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Policy - Click here to download.

The Council's Publication Scheme Document can be found by clickinng the tab relating to the Transparancey Act 2014 on the left of this page.

Forward Plan 2015 - 2019

Haywards Heath Town Council is delighted to introduce its Forward Plan for the period 2015 - 2019, which was adopted by Full Council on the 21st September 2015 and presents the Council’s corporate priorities and objectives for the four years up to 2019

Annual Reports - these can be found by clicking visiting the Annual Town Meetings webpage.

Financial Matters 

  • Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of Electors' Rights - Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2015Please Click here to view. 

  • Annual Return year ended 31st March 2016 - Notice of Conclusion of Audit Click Here to download.

  • Internal Audit Plan - Click here to download.
  • Statement On Internal Control -Click here to download.
  • Haywards Heath Town Council Financial Risk Assessment 2015 - Click here to download.


Health and Saftey Policy - Click here to download and Risk Assessment Click here to download.

Equal Opportunities Statement - Click here to download

Staff Handbook - Click here to download, which includes;

  • Maternity and Paternity Policy
  • Grievence Procedure
  • Disciplinary Procedure
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Staff Adverse Weather Policy
  • Email and Internet Policy
  • Lone Working Policy - seperate document Click here to download.
  • Statement on Training - seperate docuent Click here to download.
  • Staff Structure - seperate docuent Click here to download.

Gift and Hospitality Policy Click here download (any gifts recieved by Councillors and staff with an estimated value of over £25) Register of Gifts Click here to view.



Neighbourhood plan

Here is some information about our Neighbourhood plan.

The Mayor

For all the latest news on The Mayor please click below.

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Haywards Heath Town Council.

40 Boltro Rd Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1BA
01444 455694