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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.

The Art of the Possible

A group of Town Councillors, under their own initiative, have developed the Haywards Heath Town Council Priorities 2017 onwards ‘The Arts of the Possible’. The visionary document was then considered by the Town Council’s Planning Working Group who made a number of subtle changes and then resolved to recommend the document’s adoption to Full Council.It must be noted that the document contains small and large scale projects, some of which will take a long time to come to fruition, and will involve the obtaining of third party funding and permission for land use.  It is hoped that residents and local organisations will understand the complexities of a number of projects and afford the Town Council time to achieve these aims and objectives.  This is simply a message that will hopefully put into perspective the rise in expectation that will naturally come from such a document.

Standing Orders and Financial Regulations

The Council's Standing Orders and Financial Regulation (reviewed 17/07/17) 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.  This document includes Committee and Working Group Terms of Reference and Delegation to the the Town Clerk.  To view the document, please click here.

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. Please click on the highlighted text above to download/view the Code of Conduct.

Complaints Procedure

​Please click here to view this document.

Freedom of Information - The Council's Publication Scheme Document

Freedom of Information Policy - Click here to download.

Annual Reports

These can be found by visiting the Committees, Minutes & Agendas section of this site.

Financial Matters 



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