Payments over £500

The Parish Council are required to provide details of every payment that they make over £500 as part of the Transparency Code.

The 2021 monthly statements of spending over £500 are provide below:

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

The 2020 monthly statements of spending over £500 are provide below:

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

The 2019 monthly statements of spending over £500 are provide below:

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

The 2018 monthly statements of spending over £500 are provide below:

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

Accounts

The Council's unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return for Year Ended 31st March 2020 has now been submitted to the External Auditor. The forms are published below along with details of public inspection.

Notice of Audit Conclusion for the year ended 31 March 2020

Section 3 - External Auditor Report and Certificate 2019/20

Notice of Rights 2020

Summary of Rights 2019 20

AGAR 2019 20 Section 1

AGAR 2019 20 Section 2

Please find below details of previous years Annual Governance and Accountability Returns.

Notice of Audit Conclusion for the year ended 31 March 2019

Section 3 - External Auditor Report and Certificate 2018/19

Notice of Audit Conclusion

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/19

AGAR Section 1

AGAR Section 2

Internal Audit Report

Interim External Audit Report

Final External Auditor Report

Budget

The budget is an essential tool for controlling the Council’s finances. The budget provides us with the confidence to ensure sufficient income is available throughout the year to pay for any services and expenditure for any planned projects. By checking our spending against the budget plan, the council controls its finances during the course of the financial year and makes progress towards what we wish to achieve.

What is the precept?

The Parish Council has to apply to Swindon Borough Council each year for its Precept.

The Precept is the money which is given to the Parish Council to run all Council business. A percentage of the council tax which is paid by residents is based upon the amount of Precept requested by the Parish Council.

What other income is received?

The other income received by the Parish Council is from Redhouse Community Centre takings, any grants received for specific projects, and bank interest.

What does the Council spend its money on?

From all income received, the Parish Council then has to pay for things like insurance, utilities and maintenance, grass cutting for all open spaces, parish maintenance, play areas, emptying of the litter and dog bins, audit fees and staff salaries. With any money left over which the Parish Council can accrue, this will then be spent on costs associated with other projects being undertaken.

When is the budget approved?

The Parish Council approves the budget at its meeting in January of each year.

2021/22 Budget

2020/21 Budget

2019/20 Budget

Contracts

Please find below list of current contracts awarded and value.

Streetsmart Services

Councillor Allowances and Expenses

Please find below details of Councillors Allowances and Expenses below.

Councillor Allowance Notice 2 2021 2022

Councillor Allowance Notice 2021 2022

Councillor Allowance Summary Sheet 2020 2021

Parish Councillor Notice 2 2020 21

Councillor Allowance Notice 2020/21

Councillor Allowance Summary Sheet 2019 2020

Councillor Allowances Notice 2019/20

Councillor Allowances Notice 2 2019/20