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. Paul Rowley and meets several times 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 2022/23 will be £198,345.
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 2021/22 audit process is underway and the Internal Audit has been completed. Ordinarily all documentation must be sent to the External Auditor before 1 July 2022. Unfortunately, this was not possible as the June 2022 Parish Council meeting at which the Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for 2021/2022 were due to be approved was inquorate. As a result the External Auditor granted an extension to 29 July 2022. Below you will find the Parish Council’s completed and signed Annual Governance Statement and Unaudited Accounting Statements.
In addition, you will find below the Notice of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights together with a summary of your rights. It should be noted that the period should include the first 10 working days of July 2022. Unfortunately, this was not possible for the reason explained above. The period will therefore commence on Wednesday 27 July 2022.
Previous Finance Statements
The most recent previous Annual Governance Statements, Accounting Statements and External Audit Reports and Certificates are available via the following links:
The most recent conclusion of audit notices are available via the following links: