• Bamford and Thornhill from Shatton Moor

  • The Green, Bamford

  • The Moot, Thornhill

  • Bamford Village Institute

  • Thornhill Trail

  • Slack Lane, Thornhill

  • Behind The Anglers Rest and Post Office

  • Ladybower Reservoir from Bamford Edge

If you are thinking of asking the Parish Council to consider offering your organisation a grant, please first read our Grants Awarding Policy.


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000, section 19(1), states:

It shall be the duty of every public authority—

  1. to adopt and maintain a scheme which relates to the publication of information by the authority and is approved by the Commissioner (in this Act referred to as a “publication scheme”),
  2. to publish information in accordance with its publication scheme, and
  3. from time to time to review its publication scheme.

Accordingly, the Parish Council will make the information listed in the scheme below available unless:

  • it does not hold the information;
  • the information is exempt under one of the FOIA exemptions or Environmental Information Regulations exceptions, or its release is prohibited by another statute;
  • the information is readily and publicly available from an external website; the Parish Council will provide a direct link to that information;
  • the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible; or,
  • it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release.
Information required to be published How the information can be obtained Cost

Class1 - Who we are and what we do

  • Who’s who on the Council and its committees
  • Contact details for Parish Clerk



  • Staffing structure
There is a Parish Clerk/Financial Officer and a Parish Handyperson. Both posts are part-time.  

Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it

  • Annual return form and report by auditor





  • Finalised budget
  • Precept
  • Financial Standing Orders and Regulations
  • Grants given and received
  • List of current contracts awarded and value of contract
  • Members’ allowances and expenses
On application to the Parish Clerk Nil
  • Borrowing Approval letter
The Council has no borrowings.  

Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing

  • Annual Report to Parish Meeting





  • Parish Plan
On application to the Parish Clerk Nil
  • Quality status
The Council doesn’t participate in the Local Council Award Scheme.  
  • Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelines
There are none.  

Class 4 – How we make decisions

  • Agendas of meetings
  • Minutes of meetings - excluding any confidential minutes
  • Dates and times of meetings



  • Reports presented to council meetings - excluding confidential items Responses to consultation papers
On application to the Parish Clerk Nil
  • Responses to planning applications
Are shown under each item at pam.peakdistrict.gov.uk Nil
  • Bye-laws
There are no Parish Council bye-laws.  

Class 5 – Our policies and procedures

  • Procedural standing orders
  • Committee and sub-committee terms of reference
  • Delegated authority in respect of officers
  • Code of Conduct
  • Policy statements
  • Internal instructions to staff & policies relating to the delivery of services
  • Equality and diversity policy
  • Health and safety policy
  • Recruitment policies
  • Policies and procedures for handling requests for information
  • Complaints procedures
  • Information security & data protection policies
  • Records management policies

On application to the Parish Clerk


  • Schedule of charges
The Council has no schedule of charges.  

Class 6 – Lists and Registers

  • Assets register
  • Register of members’ interests



  • Register of gifts and hospitality
  • Any publicly available register or list
On application to the Parish Clerk Nil

Class 7 – The services we offer

  • Gardens and Seating
  • Memorials
  • Bus shelters
  • Agency agreements

On application to the Parish Clerk