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
Annual Governance Statement 2016/17 Annual Governance Statement 201617
Audited Accounting Statements 2017/17 Audited Accounting Statements 201617
External Auditor Report and Certificate 2016/17 External Auditor Report and Certificate 201617
External Auditor Report Opinion 2016/17 External Auditor Report Opinion 201617
Notice of Conclusion of Audit Notice of conclusion of audit
Community Infrastructure Levy Annual Report 2016/17 Community Infrastructure Levy Annual Report 2016/17
2017/18 June Finance Sheet 2017/18 June Finance Sheet
July Finance Sheet 2017/18 July Finance Sheet
August Finance Sheet  2017/18 August Finance Sheet
September Finance Sheet  2017/18 September Finance Sheet
October Finance Sheet 2017/18 October Finance Sheet
November Finance Sheet

Upcoming Events

Dec
12
Tue
2017
9:30 am NHS Health Checks @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
NHS Health Checks @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
The NHS Health Check Van is coming to West Monkton on 12th December.  It will be available outside Brittons Ash Community Hall from 9.30am until 4.30pm. Further information about who is eligible for a health[...]
7:00 pm West Monkton Parish Council @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
West Monkton Parish Council @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WEST MONKTON PARISH COUNCIL CHANGE OF MEETING DAY TO THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Dec
14
Thu
2017
8:30 am Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Come and have a coffee / tea and a chat about ideas you may have for the community, or things that concern you. County Councillor, David Fothergill, Taunton Deane Councillors Norman Cavill, and the Parish[...]

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