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 YearDescriptionLink to document
2015/16Community Infrastructure Levy Annual Report 2015/16Community Infrastructure Levy Annual Report 201516
2016/17Unaudited Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance StatementUnaudited statement of accounts and annual governance statement 070617
Declaration of Status of Published AccountsDeclaration of Status of Published Accounts 070617
Notice of date of commencement of period for the exercise of public rightsNotice of Date of Commencement of Period for the exercise of public rights 070617
Annual Governance Statement 2016/17Annual Governance Statement 201617
Audited Accounting Statements 2017/17Audited Accounting Statements 201617
External Auditor Report and Certificate 2016/17External Auditor Report and Certificate 201617
External Auditor Report Opinion 2016/17External Auditor Report Opinion 201617
Notice of Conclusion of AuditNotice of conclusion of audit
Community Infrastructure Levy Annual Report 2016/17Community Infrastructure Levy Annual Report 2016/17
2017/18June Finance Sheet2017/18 June Finance Sheet
July Finance Sheet2017/18 July Finance Sheet
August Finance Sheet 2017/18 August Finance Sheet
September Finance Sheet 2017/18 September Finance Sheet
October Finance Sheet2017/18 October Finance Sheet
November Finance Sheet2017/18 November Finance Sheet
December Finance Sheet2017/18 December Finance Sheet 
January Finance Sheet
February Finance Sheet2017/18 February Finance Sheet
March Finance Sheet2017/18 March Finance Sheet
Notice of date of commencement of period for the exercise of public rights and unaudited Statement of Accounts and Annual Governance StatementAnnual Audit 2018
Community Infrastructure Levy Annual Report 2017/18CILAnnualReport1april2017to31march2018
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2017/18noticeofconclusionofaudit20172018
2018/19July Finance Sheet2018/19 July Finance Sheet

 

Upcoming Events

Dec
11
Tue
2018
7:00 pm West Monkton Parish Council @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
West Monkton Parish Council @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WEST MONKTON PARISH COUNCIL CHANGE OF MEETING DAY TO THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Dec
13
Thu
2018
8:30 am Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Dec 13 @ 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[...]
Dec
14
Fri
2018
6:30 pm Cheddon and West Monkton Film Cl... @ Cheddon Fitzpaine Memorial Hall
Cheddon and West Monkton Film Cl... @ Cheddon Fitzpaine Memorial Hall
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm
Cheddon and West Monkton Film Club - The Bookshop @ Cheddon Fitzpaine Memorial Hall | Cheddon Fitzpaine | England | United Kingdom
THE BOOKSHOP Free-spirited widow Florence Green risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she[...]

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