Governance & Transparency

Governing documents

Below are the governance documents currently adopted by the Parish Council. Since the election of a new council in May 2021, all governance and policy has been reviewed to bring it up-to-date and in line with current guidance from NALC, SLCC, and the LGA. Thereafter, documents are reviewed in May each year at the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, and at any other time a revision is required.

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Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR)

To meet the requirements of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Parish Council must publish an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) each year.

AGAR 2023-24

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Date of Announcement: Friday 31st May 2024

Commencing on: Monday 3rd June 2024 and ending on Friday 12th July 2024.

Notice of the right to inspect the Annual Return of the Parish Council is here: Notice of provision for Exercise of Public Rights 2023-24. All Return documents listed below can be downloaded, or obtained by application to the clerk. The appointed auditor is PKF Littlejohn LLP (ref: SBA Team), 15 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD.

AGAR 2022-23

23rd July 2023: WI0131 – Receipt of documents/notification of exempt status 2023. No correspondence from local electors during the period for the exercise for public rights required the external auditors to contact us.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return (Exempt Authority)

Date of Announcement: Tuesday 6th June 2023

Commencing on Wednesday 7th June 2023 and ending on Tuesday 18th July 2023

Notice of the right to inspect the Annual Return of the Parish Council is here: Notice of Public Rights AGAR 2022-23 (exempt authorities).

The Interim RFO/Cllr Rob Kevan hereby declares the statement of accounts will not be audited on account of the Parish Council’s self-certified status as exempt, unless either a request for an opportunity to question the auditor about the authority’s accounting records under section 26(2) or an objection under section 27(1) of the Act, results in the involvement of the local auditor. 

All documents listed below can be downloaded, or obtained by application to the clerk:

AGAR 2021-22

Notice of the completion of the limited assurance review for 2021/22 was published on 20th September 2022.

AGAR 2020-21

AGAR  2019-20

Accessibility

Most of the documents you’ll find on this site will be Word format, which can usually be read by assistive technologies such as screen readers and Braille devices. However, if you need a more accessible version, please email the clerk and tell us what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.