The Parish Council has decided to investigate a better way of consulting with Parishioners because the Surgeries have not been well attended. If you have any thoughts please let the Clerk know or come along to a Meeting and raise them in the Public Session.
The Public Hall is available to hire (£10 for an hour; £18 for two hours; £20 for three hours). It is available at no cost for activities/events that are held free of charge and are for the local community. And it can be hired for children’s parties. Please contact the Clerk if you want to know more – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Powers and Duties
The Parish Council has a wide range of powers and duties which are defined in law.
In our Parish we deliver a number of services which include:
- Hire of The Public Hall for events and activities for all ages from babies to the elderly
- Play Area at Dam Slacks
- Millennium Garden
The Asset Register adopted by the Parish Council on 17 /01/22 is available to download here.
Budget and Finance
The Budget 2023/24
The Parish Council agreed its annual budget on 16 January 23. The budget is the basis for the Precept which contributes to funding the Parish Council and which is an element of your Council Tax, The Budget 2023/24 can be downloaded here – Budget 2023_24
At each Parish Council Meeting a Schedule of Payments is presented to the Parish Council for approval by the Clerk who is also the Responsible Financial Officer for the Parish Council. The Payment Schedule is published in full as part of the approved Minutes of each meeting. The Schedules going to each meeting are available on the website when the Agenda is published.
Each quarter a report on spending to-date against the approved budget is presented by the Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer. The first quarterly report for 2023/24 will be presented to the Parish Council Meeting on 17 July 2023 and will be available to read when the agenda and reports are published on the website on 11 July 2023.
Year-End Accounts 2022/23
The year-end accounts are included in the Annual Governance and Accounting Statement (AGAR).
Internal and External Audit
Each year the Parish Council’s Accounts are internally and externally audited. As part of that process the Parish Council publish an Annual Governance and Accounting Statement (AGAR) and subm it it to the external auditor as part of the audit process. The AGAR was approved at the meeting on 15 May 2023 please download here – AGAR b 22-23 AGAR 22-23. The accounts are now with the External Auditor. The explanation of variances for the previous year 2022/23 and the bank reconciliation at end of March 2023 are included in AGAR.
Questions about Accounts for 2022/23
If you do have any questions about the accounts for 2022/23 please contact the Clerk/RFO but note that she only works Mondays and Tuesdays. Her contact details are email -email@example.com telephone – 07483 325064.