Strategic Documents

Council and Community – Working Together


The Government believes that Parish and Town Councils, as the tier of government that is closest to local communities, have a central role to play in leading their communities and improving local quality of life. At the heart of local governance, they provide local leadership while working in partnership with others to improve the quality and range of services available to their community.


Elected Members Register of Interests:  Seaham Town Council-Register of Interests

Annual Report and Council Plan

Code of Conduct for Councillors

Community Engagement - Statement of Intent

Standing Orders - Business & Proceedings

Standing Orders - Notes of Guidance for Elected Members

Standing Orders - Tendering & Contractual Procedures

Access to Information


Under Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act, Councils have a duty to adopt and maintain a Scheme relating to the publication of information which is approved by the Commissioner. This is referred to in the Act as the "Publication Scheme". Seaham Town Council has, with the approval of the Information Commissioner, adopted the Model Publication Scheme promoted by the National Association of Local Councils. The Scheme has been operative from 1st January, 2009 and can be accessed by clicking on the following link Publication Scheme.