By browsing this section of the Parish Council's space on the village website you will find various references to financial and accounting documents that are used to indicate “the state of the nation”. Many of these documents are produced at the behest of the Transparency Code created by the Department for Communities and Local Government and are intended to give local residents sufficient access to information that relates to how the Parish Council is handling public funds.In addition to what is available on this website, information can be found on notice boards including previous meeting minutes and by contacting the Parish Clerk (see home page for contact details). Documents can be made available on request – there is sometimes a charge for this service. If you cannot find the information you require do not hestitate in contacting the Clerk who will be pleased to help.
Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2018, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:(b) Mrs Maggie Walsh, 4 Bath Orchard, Bridport, DT6 3FD Tel: 01308 281561Email: firstname.lastname@example.org on (c) __Monday 18 June 2018 _______________________ and ending on (d) ___Friday 27 July 2018 ________________________ A complete statement of Public Rights and Requirements regarding Parish Council financial reporting can be read HERE