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Information Required under the Transparency Code

The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities, those with a turnover not exceeding £25,000, was published on the 17 December 2014 and came into force on the 1st April 2015.  The code is applicable to Freckenham Parish Council.  Under the Code the council is required to publish the following information on its website:

Parish Council Accounts 2017/18

Please note that the period for the exercise of public rights will commence on Monday 2 July and end on Friday 10 August 2018.  Prior to these dates the Parish Council Accounts including Section 1 and Section 2 of the Annual Return will be published on the web-site.  The full Accounts will be made available to the public between the above dates - should any parishioner require to view them please contact the Clerk on or 07984 309744.

The information below is for the accounting year 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017. Click for previous years.

Information to be published

Where to be found on website

All items of expenditure above £100

All expenditure items are listed in every set of minutes - see main parish council page.

Summary statement for 2016-2017

End of year accounts. A summary statement with copy of bank reconciliation, an explanation of significant variances and an explanation of difference (if any) between 'balances carried forward' and 'total cash and short term investments'.

Summary Statement for 2016-2017

Bank reconciliation 2016-2017: Current account   -   Deposit account

Explanation of Variances 2016-2017

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

External Auditor's Report and Certificate

Annual governance statement. Explanation to be given for any negative responses to governance statements and how weaknesses will be addressed. Annual Governance Statement for 2016-2017
Internal audit report. Explanation to be given of any negative responses and explain how any weaknesses will be addressed. Explain any 'not covered' responses.

Annual Return for 2016-2017 (No petty cash held.)

Internal Auditors Report for 2016-2017
(No negative responses)

List of Councillor responsibilities.

This is decided each year at the Annual Meeting, which is held in May, and is shown on the minutes of the May meeting. (See link on Meetings under main parish council page).

Responsibilities for 2016-2017

Location of public land and building assets.

The council prepares a full asset register each year to show all assets held, a note of assets acquired during the year and assets disposed of.

Asset Register for 2016-2017.

Minutes, agendas and papers of formal meetings. Agendas and associated papers to be published at least three clear days before the meeting and draft minutes within one month of the meeting. Agendas and minutes are detailed on the main parish council page under the Meetings heading on the right hand side.