Parish Council Finance

The Parish Council’s money is public money and the Parish Council is responsible for it.

The Parish Council aims to give value for money as it raises and spends money for the benefit of the local community. The Parish Council must be confident that whenever it spends any money:

  • It has legal power (it is not acting beyond its powers)
  • It follows lawful processes
  • It does not take unnecessary risks
  • transactions are transparent
  • Councillors conform to standards in public decision making

The Council is also responsible for setting a budget and regularly monitoring the council’s income and spending against the budget. The Parish Council does this by producing monthly financial statements which are agreed by the Parish Council when it meets.

The Parish Council must also have both an internal and external audit on an annual basis, complete an annual return and supporting documents and make the Parish Council’s accounts available for electors to examine if they wish.

Documents developed for the annual audit and on-going monitoring of the council’s income and spending against the budget are available below:

Financial Year Description Link to document
2015/16 Community Infrastructure Levy Annual Report 2015/16 Community Infrastructure Levy Annual Report 201516
2016/17 Unaudited Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance Statement Unaudited statement of accounts and annual governance statement 070617
Declaration of Status of Published Accounts Declaration of Status of Published Accounts 070617
Notice of date of commencement of period for the exercise of public rights Notice of Date of Commencement of Period for the exercise of public rights 070617
2017/18 June Finance Sheet 2017/18 June Finance Sheet
July Finance Sheet 2017/18 July Finance Sheet

Upcoming Events

Jul
29
Sat
2017
10:00 am IWA Bridgwater Working Party @ IWA Cabin
IWA Bridgwater Working Party @ IWA Cabin
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We will carry out a litter pick of the canal towpath through Bridgwater which will also include the Docks area, the River Parrett Footpath and immediate surrounding areas. Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes[...]
10:00 am IWA Taunton Working Party @ Firepool Lock Canal Car Park
IWA Taunton Working Party @ Firepool Lock Canal Car Park
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are planning to paint the winch beside the lock plus any other items which need a coat of paint. We hope to use small boats on the river tone to remove items of litter[...]
Aug
1
Tue
2017
10:00 am IWA Bridgwater Work Party @ IWA Cabin
IWA Bridgwater Work Party @ IWA Cabin
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We will be working on various tasks in Bridgwater area on the canal or at the Docks which may require some attention. We will car share to site if necessary. Please let me know if[...]

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