Governance and Policy

Standing Orders

The Council operates within a set of procedures called the Standing Orders and abide by an agreed Code of Conduct. These incorporate the legislation that governs local councils and set out:-

  • how meetings and debates are run
  • how decisions are made and who can make them
  • how Councillors should conduct themselves
  • the role of the Town Clerk and matters affecting employees
  • the role and creation of Committees
  • Financial matters
  • Local rules

Financial Regulations

The Council also has Financial Regulations which govern how it manages its finances and contracts in some detail. They include:-

  • Setting the annual budget and precept
  • Payments of accounts
  • Salaries
  • Loans and investments
  • Orders and contracts for goods and services
  • Insurance

Civility & Respect

Skegness Town Council is committed to treating councillors, clerks, employees, members of the public, representatives of partner organisations and volunteers with civility and respect in their role. To demonstrate this Skegness Town Council has adopted the civility and respect pledge and associated polices which include:


Skegness Town Council ensures that it has up to date insurance to mitigate potential risk to public money.

Annual Review of Governance & Performance

Risk Management

The Council has a Risk Management Policy and records and manages its strategic, operational and project risks on a Risk Register that is reviewed quarterly

Safeguarding Policy

Skegness Town Council have a safeguarding policy in place to protect all children and vulnerable adults who receive or use Council run services or facilities.

Policy Register

A full list of all Skegness Town Council's policies: