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Ashendon Parish Council

Finance and Transparency

 

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 £35,000 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)

Smaller councils are required to publish:

  • minutes of formal meetings (full council and committee), no later than one month after the meeting.
  • full and informative agendas not later than three clear days before the meeting to which they relate.
  • details of every item of spending of £100 or more.  Provided monthly under Orders for Payment on Agenda and in Minutes.
  • end of year accounts and the annual governance statement as per the Annual Return. 
  • bank reconciliation statements.  Provided monthly on Agenda and in Minutes.
  • the internal audit report as per the Annual Return.
  • names of councillors, their responsibilities, and which committees and outside bodies they are put onto by your council
  • list of assets (asset register)

Assets

Boughton's Peace was given to the community by Mr John Boughton and, in recognition, has been named 'Boughton's Peace'.

This area had been planted with fifteen trees purchased with funds left over from Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 1978. Unfortunately, the land had become overgrown and unkempt. Tree surgery work and thinning, along with grass seeding, took place and a bench seat installed. This was funded by grants from the Bucks County Council Community Leaders' Fund and the Community Chest Fund,

It is the Parish Council's wish that this area is enjoyed by all with its elevated views.