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Business and Finance

The Finances of the Town Council are checked quarterly by the Finance and Staffing Committee, the committee is appointed quarterly and the Chair is appointed at the first meeting per annum.  Dates of the meetings for 2017/18 are available from the Schedule of Meetings on the Council page of the website.

The Financial Strategy is attached for information.  Income and Expenditure summary reports go to council monthly and quarterly the detailed Income and Expenditure Reports go to Finance and Staffing Committee for scrutiny.


The Town Council appoint an Internal Auditor at the Annual Council meeting. Yorkshire Internal Audit Services was appointed in May 2016 for a 3 year term. An External Auditor is provided and for 2016/17 the External Auditor was LLP Littlejohn. The accounts for 2016/17 are available for viewing by making an appointment with the Town Clerk, ring 01757 708449.

Year End Accounts2016/17

The Annual Return has been approved by the External Auditors.  The  annual return for 2016/17 document is attached for information.

Council ensure the Financial Regulations are adhered to at all times.

 Budget 2017/18

The Budget for 2017/18 was approved by Full Council on the 23 January 2017. The details are attached. 

Monthly Expenditure Reports

Each month the Expenditure payments made by the Town Council to suppliers is presented and approved by Council.  The list of payments by month are listed below.  They can also be found within the Agenda for each monthly Council meeting.

1 -31 March 2017

1 - 30 April 2017

1 - 31 May 2017

1 - 30 June 2017

1 July - 31 Aug 2017

1 Sept - 30 Sept 2017

Older reports

 Annual Return

The Annual Return has been returned by the External Auditor and approved.  The Annual Return 2016/17 is attached.

Asset Register

Town Council Asset Register 2016/17

Disposal Policy of the Council was adopted on the 27 November 2017.


The Town Council have an Action Plan that is reviewed annually - the 2015/16 Action Plan is attached.

The town council has adopted the Corporate Risk Report on 27 November 2017. Work Activity Risk Assessments have been completed and approved by the Health, Safety and Welfare Working Group, made up of two members of staff and two councillors.

Town Council Policies

Health & Safety Policy attached

Equalities Policy of the Council  - attached 

A training policy has been adopted for staff and Councillors. A training record is kept by the Clerk for both staff and Councillors. The Town Clerk is CiLCA qualified and undertakes training annually to ensure 12 cpd points are gained each year.

Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure