The Finance Group work closely with the Responsible Finance Officer to ensure that excellent internal controls are in place. The Parish Council seeks to get good value for money, whilst utilising where possible, local contractors.

At monthly Parish Council meetings, the payments are reviewed for approval and the year to date budget position is monitored.  Each quarter Council receive a Finance report.  Information on monthly payments and Finance Reports is available on request to our Executive Officer.

Our precept for the financial year 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2023 has been set at £50,000, £1000 more than the previous year.

This year’s Parish Council annual public inspection of accounts will take place over a 30-working-day period starting on 1st July by appointment as in described in the Notification of Public Rights document below.

See below for our annual return for the year 2021-2022.

Our Annual Return for 2021/2022 for our unaudited accounts (which will be carried out by PKF Littlejohn LLP).  It includes the Annual Governance Statement (section 1), the Annual Accounting Statements (section 2),  the Annual Internal Audit Report  and the bank reconciliation for the year.

Explanation of Variances 2021-22

LBPC AGAR 2021-2022

Precept 2022-2023

Budget comparison 2021-2 & 2022-3

How the Precept at Band D was calculated can be found in the document above (Budget comparisons 2021-22 & 2022-23)

Budget comparison 3 years


WO0089 S3 (External Auditor’s Report 2021/2022)

WO0089_closureletter_(Completion of AGAR for year ending 31st March 22 – Dated 22nd September 2022)


Please see below the notice for our period for the exercise of public rights to view our accounts:

notification of public rights for website 2022

LICKEY AND BLACKWELL asset register 2021

Budget 2019-2020

Budget 2020-2021

View the audited Annual Return (AGAR) for 2020/21 here:

AGAR Section 1 and 2  2020-21

AGAR section 3

External auditor report 20-21

The Annual Internal Audit Report is below:

Internal Audit Report

Reconciliation at the end of March 2021

Notice of conclusion of audit 2021

See below for the Annual Return for 2019/20

AGAR section 1 and 2 2019/20 and Internal Audit Report

Amended AGAR section 2 correction to box 1 added

AGAR section 3 2020

Explanation of Variances

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2020

See below for the Annual Return for 2018/19

AGAR section 1 and 2  2018 19

AGAR section 3

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Reconciliation at the end of March 2019

Explanation of Variances 

See below for the Annual Return for 2017/18

Annual Return 2017-2018

AGAR section 3 2017-18

notice of conclusion of audit 2017-18

See below for the annual return of the year 2016-2017

notice of conclusion of audit 2016-17

Governance Statement 2016-17

Accounting Statement 2016-17