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
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

Upcoming Events

Oct
10
Tue
2017
7:00 pm West Monkton Parish Council @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
West Monkton Parish Council @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WEST MONKTON PARISH COUNCIL CHANGE OF MEETING DAY TO THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Oct
12
Thu
2017
8:30 am Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Oct 12 @ 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[...]
Oct
20
Fri
2017
6:30 pm Cheddon and West Monkton Film Cl... @ Cheddon Memorial Hall
Cheddon and West Monkton Film Cl... @ Cheddon Memorial Hall
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm
Cheddon and West Monkton Film Club - The Levelling @ Cheddon Memorial Hall | Cheddon Fitzpaine | England | United Kingdom
An independent local production. Trainee vet Clover Catto returns home after hearing of her brother Harry’s death – in what appears to be suicide. Finding the family farm in a state of horrendous disrepair following[...]

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