Standing Orders are the rules by which the Town Council operates.

They govern councillors’ behaviour and how meetings are run.

In detail, they cover the debating process,  voting process, committees and sub-committees, what notice is needed for agenda items, accounting and financial rules, relations with the media, restrictions on councillors’ activities, and much more.

You will see a list of contents on the first page when you click on the link below.


BTC Standing Orders – 11 Oct 2017


Standing Order Review Group

The Town Council’s Standing Order Review Group ensures that the standing orders are up-to-date and fit-for-purpose.

The committee is made up of the Town Mayor, the Deputy Town Mayor, the Town Clerk, and Councillor Peter Elliott.