Every year the Parish Council prepares a report on its governance & accounts in an Annual Return to be submitted for External Audit.
This was completed following rigorous inspection and report by an Independent Internal Auditor. The Annual Return with Governance and Accounting statements was approved by the Parish Council at its recent Meeting, held on 4 June 2019. As part of the audit process, the Responsible Financial Officer is also required to produce a list of variances to explain the differences in receipts and payments from the previous year.
The External Auditor has now completed the mandatory inspection of the Annual Return and other required documents. To view the report and certificate click here
Parish Councils are required to discharge their duties and powers within the law and according to their governance policies on the conduct of meetings and financial matters. These policies are reviewed annually and updated when appropriate. We are currently expecting an updated model Code of Conduct to replae the version shown here.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Parish Councillors are required to complete a Register of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests on taking their seats on the Council.
To view these, click on the links below:
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
The new regulations were enacted in May and are now in force. All organisations, large and small, are required to comply with the basic rules involving use of details held about residents and others. Essentially these rules include:
- We must inform all current contacts of their rights about what we do with their data.
- We must keep this data stored safely so that a third party cannot access it.
- We must not pass on your data to a third party without your express permission. If you email us with a query that has to be referred to a third party, we will either contact you for consent or redact your surname, email address and any other details that can identify you.
- We must delete your data within 30 days if you request it. You also have the right to correct personal data or “be forgotten”.
- The data that we currently hold is solely for us to contact, inform or respond to you about Parish or LPH business.
This data consists of:
- Your name.
- Your postal address.
- Your email address.
- Your landline and/or your mobile phone number.
No other personal data is recorded.