Statutory Information

Standing Orders and Financial Regulations

Bersted Parish Council has prescribed procedures in force permanently or until changed or cancelled.  Our Standing Orders and Financial Regulations are available for download below;


Freedom of information

About the Act

The Freedom of Information Act gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, including the Council. Individuals already have the right of access to information about themselves under, for example, the Data Protection Act 1998. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 extends this right to allow public access to all types of information held.  For further information visit the Information Commissioner web site. 


How to make a request

Before making a request for information, please check the Council’s Publication Scheme (below) to make sure that the information you require is not already available. If the information is already on the Publication Scheme then we will not provide this again under the Freedom of Information Act. Requests for information not available through these means can be made to the Parish Council. You will need to provide a contact name; a contact address, and your request (which MUST be specific). 


We will respond within 20 working days. 



We will usually provide the information requested free of charge. However, where a charge is made you will be notified of the amount payable in writing prior to us providing the information.

Bersted Parish Council publication scheme.

Bersted publication scheme

What we spend and how we spend it during the previous financial year:-

Final Audit report for 2016 -2017

Annual Governance Statement 2016 -2017 - [pdf] 436KB

Financial Transparency April 2016 - March 2017 -  [pdf] 384KB

Grant Recipients

2016 - S137 Grants – 2016

How we Make Decisions

Committee Minutes

Standing Orders update

Finance Regulations updated 2017

Lists and registers

Built up Area Boundary

Bersted Parish Flooding Fluvial

Heritage Designations

Landscape Constraints

Nature Designations

Geology, Geography and Flooding

Community Profile

Listed Buildings in Bersted

Listed Building Descriptions [pdf] 50KB

Map of Bersted Parish Boundary



Data Protection

Data Protection Act 1998

Bersted Parish Council has registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner. To find out what processing of personal data is being carried out by us visit the Information Commissioners web site and input the name of our Council. 

If you wish to find out what information the Council holds about you please apply to the Clerk with details of your request and a means of identification. 

Data Protection Policy


Data Retention

Bersted Parish Council data is retained in accordance with our Data Retention Policy which can be downloaded here;

Data Retention Policy