Winscales Parish Council


Code of Conduct: All councillors have to abide by a Code of Conduct. The Code sets out general principles of conduct all councillors must follow as well as the disclosable pecuniary and other interests councillors have to declare. These interests are open for inspection by members of the public on the website of Allerdale Borough Council, and information going forward will be published on this website.

Code of Conduct
Openness and transparency on personal interests:A guide for councillors

Records Management Policy:  Records are maintained are per instructions from Cumbria County Council, and destroyed after the time period stated.  Records which cannot be disposed of are currently stored within the Cumbria County Council Archives department.

Lists & Registers

  • Assets:  Winscales Parish Council has no assets

  • Register of Members Interests:  No entries

  • Register of Gifts and Hospitality:  No entries
  • Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests:  No entries to date


Risk Management

Risk Assessment and Management 2016/17
Annual Review of Internal Audit 2016/2017


Recruitment Policy

Current Vacancies

Parish Councillor x 1
    Town and Parish elections are held every four years – the Clerk can advise on how to submit a nomination paper to enable you to stand as a candidate.  A vacancy has now occurred which can be filled by co-option (when an election is not called).  Application should be submitted in writing to the Clerk, and this will be considered at the next meeting of the Parish Council.

The successful applicant must agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and to declare any interests which may conflict with their duties of Parish Councillor. They must demonstrate:

  • A willingness to contribute - be prepared to speak and take part.
  • Seeing different points of view - listen to others and try to understand their position.
  • Being a problem solver - many local issues are long-running, complex and sensitive.
  • Being accessible - A Councillor should not be remote from the community that he or she serves. Members of the public will want to know who you are and how they can contact you.
  • Patience - Take the time to understand the needs of parishioners.
  • Recruitment Policy:  As per guidelines from Cumbria Association of Local Councils and Allerdale Borough Council.