Parish Councils were established as the first tier of local government in 1894 to take over local oversight of civic duties in rural towns and villages. Fringford Parish Council discharges its duties and powers within the law and according to its governance policies. These policies are reviewed annually.
The rules governing the behaviour of Parish Councillors are set out in the Code of Conduct produced by Cherwell District Council and adopted by the Parish in June 2012. Parish Councillors work to rules on how business is conducted, as set out in the Standing Orders (adopted by the Parish Council in January 2015 and reviewed in July 2016) and the Financial Regulations (adopted by the Parish Council in September 2014 and reviewed in November 2016).
A number of other documents are available on the Parish Council Accounts and Policies page.