The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities (Department for Communities and Local Government, Dec. 2014) requires Parish Councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 to meet new transparency requirements and to do this with effect from 1 July 2015.
According to the Code, such Parish Councils should publish:
- minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings
- end of year accounts
- internal audit reports
- annual governance statements
- all items of expenditure above £100
- the details of public land and building assets
- list of councillor responsibilities
On this page, we provide links to documents which meet these requirements.
AGENDAS, PAPERS and MINUTES: documents relating to Aust Parish Council meetings
Here you can find the agendas, any formal meeting papers and the minutes for each of our Council meetings. On this page, we provide links to the minutes of the last 12 meetings. Earlier minutes are available from the clerk. We will also publish here the agenda for each future meeting, at least 3 days before the date of the meeting, and the draft minutes of the most recent meeting which have not yet been approved.
Agenda & papers for next meeting:
January 2018: agenda
Minutes of past meetings (Note: no council meetings held in August or December)
Nov. 2017: draft minutes
Oct 2017: approved minutes
Sept 2017: approved minutes
Jul 2017: approved minutes
Jun 2017: approved minutes
May 2017: approved minutes
Apr 2017: approved minutes
Mar 2017: approved minutes
Feb 2017: approved minutes
Jan 2017: approved minutes
Nov 2016: approved minutes
Oct 2016: approved minutes
Sept 2016: approved minutes
Minutes of Planning Committees
Littleton Planning Committee: July 2017
Minutes of Annual Assembly
Here you can find the draft minutes of the most recent Parish Annual Meeting. They will be considered for approval at the next Annual Meeting.
END OF YEAR ACCOUNTS
Here are the annual accounts of Aust Parish Council for each of the last three years, in date order with the most recent accounts first.
These sets of accounts itemise all items of expenditure. This exceeds the government's requirement that we should report all items of expenditure over £100.
You can read the notice of completion of audit for the 2016-17 accounts here.
A copy of our most recent annual return is to be found here. It includes the annual governance statement and the internal audit report. Individual Councillors do not have specific responsibilities. Here, you can see a notice to electors, explaining how to access the accounts. This statement explains the status of the accounts.
DETAILS OF LAND AND BUILDING ASSETS OWNED BY AUST PARISH COUNCIL
The only land or buildings owned by Aust Parish Council is the Woodwell nature reserve at Littleton-upon-Severn. It is managed by South Gloucestershire Council.