Finance

All spending and other financial decisions must comply with the Council’s Finance Regulations, a copy of which is available via this link.

The Council has adopted an expenses policy.

The Finance Committee is chaired by Cllr. John Hodges and meets twice a year. The Clerk prepares monthly financial reports for the Council and all expenditure is approved at Parish Council Meetings. A forecast is prepared each year and forms the basis upon which the Precept is determined and agreed by the Council. The Precept for 2019/20 will be £158,000.

The Parish Council prepares Accounts and an Annual Return made up to 31st March in each year. The accounts, books, procedures and Annual Return are internally and externally audited and notices are displayed to advise residents that these are available for the public to access.

The 2018/19 internal audit process has been completed and the external audit process has started. Relevant legislation requires that the Parish Council’s financial records must be made available for inspection for a period of 30 days. The relevant sections of the Annual Governance Statement and the Notice of Public Rights are attached below:

Annual Governance Statement 2018-2019 Notice of Public Rights 2018-2019

The most recent previous annual returns are available via the following links:

Annual Return 2017-2018 Annual Return 2016-2017 Annual Return 2015-2016 Annual Return 2014-2015

The most recent conclusion of audit notices are available via the following links:

Audit Conclusion Notice 2017-18