The result of the Governments wish to hand more power to the public allowing them to hold Parish Councils to account has been to remove councils such as ours with a turnover not exceeding £25,000 from the routine external audit regime from 2017. Instead we are now subject to the requirements of the new Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities.
The new code requires relevant Parish Councils to make available, by publishing, information regarding their agendas, minutes, accounts and governance on their own, or via the District Councils, website.
Standing Orders: here
Financial Regulations: here
A register of interests must be filled in by each councillor. They must include their own pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests and must also include the pecuniary interests of their spouse/parner with whom they live. Please contact the clerk for further information.