Payments over £500

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

The current year 2021-22 statements of spending over £500 are provided below:

List of payments made between 1st April 2021 and 31st May 2021

Previous financial year's list of spending over £500 are provide below:

List of payments made between 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2021

List of payments made between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020

List of payments made between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019

Credit Card Payments

The Parish Council is required to provide details of all transactions on credit cards as part of the Transparency Code.

Credit Card Payments 1st April 2021 to 31st May 2021

Procurement Information

Accounts

The Council's unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return for Year Ended 31st March 2021 has now been submitted to the External Auditor. Please see below for further information:

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for the year ended 31 March 2021

Section 3 - External Auditor Report and Certificate 2020/21

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF UNAUDITED ACCOUNTS YEAR END 31ST MARCH 2021

Summary of Rights 2020 21 (1)

Summary of Rights 2020 21 (2)

AGAR 2020 21 Section 1

AGAR 2020 21 Section 2

Interim Audit Report January 2021

Year End Audit Report June 2021

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

Section 3 - External Auditor Report and Certificate 2019/20

Notice of Audit Conclusion for the year ended 31 March 2020

Notice of Rights 2020

Summary of Rights 2019 20

AGAR 2019 20 Section 1

AGAR 2019 20 Section 2

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