Governance

Like all local Councillors, Bungay Town Councillors are obliged to act in accordance with the Code of Conduct.  A new version of the Code was drawn up by the Suffolk Association of Local Councillors and adopted by Bungay Town Council on 16th July 2012.  

In addition, Councillors had to declare their pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in order that any matters debated by the Council where members have an interest, either pecuniary (ie, the member has a financial interest in the subject) or non-pecuniary (ie the member sits on a committee or other governing body of an organisation where the subject under discussion may affect that organisation), may be debated in a fair and unbiased manner.

Special dispensation may be granted, under specific circumstances, for members to listen to, or speak on, subcts where they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest.  Dispensation can only be granted if it is applied for in advance of the meeting for which any subject where the member has an interest is on the agenda.  

The Code of Conduct can be seen here.

The Declaration of Interests can be seen here.

A flow chart relating to whether an interest should or should not be declared can be seen here

As well as the Standing Orders, Code of Conduct, etc mentioned above, other operations  the financial operation of the Town Council is governed by the Financial Regulations  which can be seen here