Transparency Code (Smaller Councils)

Councils in England with an Annual Turnover not exceeding £25,000

The Smaller Authorities (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2015 provide that parish and town councils in England whose annual turnover does not exceed £25,000 must publish the information specified in the Code in the manner and form and on the occasions specified in the Code. (The Code is the Transparency Code for smaller authorities published by DCLG in December 2014)

From April 2015 these smaller councils should publish:

  • minutes of formal meetings (full council and committee), no later than one month after the meeting – found under Parish Council minutes and Planning Committee minutes
  • full and informative agendas not later than three clear days before the meeting to which they relate – found under Parish Council agendas and Planning Committee agendas

By 1 July 2015, and annually thereafter (links to all these items will be found on this page):

  • details of every item of spending of £100 or more, showing date, purpose  and amount
  • the Annual Return including the Annual Governance Statement, the Accounting Statements and the Annual Internal Audit report
  • bank reconciliation
  • breakdown of significant variances
  • names of councillors, their elected positions, and on which committees and outside bodies they represent the Parish Council
  • list of assets (land and buildings)

 

Accounting period 01/04/2016-31/03/2017

List of Cheques over £100 2016-17

Annual Return Sections 1 & 2 & internal audit report 2016-17-submitted 27-5-17

Bank Reconciliation for 2016-17

Variances 2016-17

List of Councillors, their elected positions & representations on Committees & Outside Bodies 2016-17

Asset Register

 

Accounting period 01/04/2015-31/03/2016 (page updated on 08/06/2015)

List of Cheques over £100 2015-16

Approved Annual Return documents, as follows

Bank Reconciliation for 2015-16

Variances 2015-16

List of Councillors, their elected positions & representations on Committees & Outside Bodies 2015-16

Asset Register

Accounting period 01/04/2014-31/03/2015

List of Cheques over £100 2014-15

Bank Reconciliation for 2014-15

Annual Return Sections 1 and 2

Annual Return Section 4 Internal Auditor

Variances 2014-15

List of Councillors, their elected positions & representations on Committees & Outside Bodies 2014-15

Asset Register