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.

Our precept for the financial year 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021 has been set at £47,000, £2000 more than the previous year.

This year’s Parish Council annual audit will take place over a 30-working-day period starting on 3rd August.

Budget 2019-2020

Budget 2020-2021

See below for our annual return for the year 2019-2020.

Our Annual Return for 2019/20 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, the bank reconciliation for the year and an explanation of variances between this year’s figures and those of last year. View the unaudited Annual Return (AGAR) for 2019/20 here:

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

Explanation of Variances

The notice of public rights and publication of unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2020 can be viewed here:

Notice of Public Rights 2020

A copy of the asset register is here:

Asset Register 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