Website Blogs: Code of Practice
All proposed posts of blogs, including replies to blogs, by the parishioners about our Neighbourhood Plan will be monitored by designated members of the Steering Committee (the administrators) to ensure that the proposed blogs are appropriate and acceptable before they are posted on the website. The administrators will use this Code of Practice to judge what is regarded as appropriate and acceptable.
Code of Practice
- Blogs should contain constructive comments and views about the content of the Neighbourhood Plan and the content of the State of the Parish Report and associated matters such as information about the Parish and its future for the Steering Committee and Focus Groups.
- Blogs should not comment about the process of Neighbourhood Planning – comments about the process should be address to the Secretary of the Steering Committee, Richard Webber, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Blogs should not comment about matters outside of the Neighbourhood Plan.
- Blogs should use language that is thoughtful, courteous and respectful.
- Blogs should not use language that is abusive, inflamatory or defamatory either personally or in general.
- Blogs should be kept as short as practical and make points concisely, effectively and efficiently.
- Blogs should be impersonal and not mention individual members of the Steering Committee or the Focus Groups.
- Blogs should not contain discriminatory comments about race, colour, creed etc.
Rejection of blogs
The administrators have the right to reject a blog for posting on the website, without recourse to the originator of the blog, if the blog does not conform to this Code of Practice. The administrators may, at their discretion, suggest to the originator how the blog could conform with this Code of Practice