Council and Financial Information
Smeeton Westerby Parish Council has five Councillors with Cllr. Michael Vickers as the current elected Chairman.
All Councillors are equally responsible for all parish council matters, with no individual councillor given specific responsibility for handling any parish matters on behalf of the council.
Powers and Duties of a Parish Council
The powers and duties of Parish Councils in England are set out in the 1979 Local Government Act and its various amendments. Although its powers are not as extensive as those of county and district councils, a local council should not be regarded as being subordinate to either of those tiers of local government. A local council, being at grass roots level, has an important role in the local government field, representing the community which it is elected to serve.
Financial Records for 2016-17 Financial Year
- Notice of Date of Commencement (PDF, 734 Kb)
Additional documentation (PDF, 7.6 Mb)
Additional documentation including bank reconciliation to March 2017, Internal Auditor's report and analysis of variances.
- Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (PDF, 721 Kb)
- Declaration of Status of Accounts (PDF, 357 Kb)
- Receipts for 2016-2017 (including over £100) (PDF, 184 Kb)
Receipts for 2016-17 (including over £100).
- Annual Governance Statement (PDF, 827 Kb)
- Payments made by 31st March 2017 (PDF, 216 Kb)
Payments made by 31st March 2017 (including all payments over £100).
Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Annual Return (PDF, 3.5 Mb)
The formal of audit of Smeeton Westerby Parish Council's accounts for 2016-17 is now complete. The Annual Return and Notice of Conclusion of Audit can be viewed below.
In line with s.25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Local Government Electors can inspect the accounts and details of how to do this can be found on the formal Notice.
Financial Records for 2015-16 Financial Year
The income and expenditure budget for each year is approved by the Council. At the same meeting, the precept required from Harborough District Council is agreed. The Parish Council may from time to time increase the precept because of pressures on the budget, but this represents a small increase per household in the Parish Council Tax element. In compliance with the Transparency Code for smaller authorities please see below details of Smeeton Westerby Parish Council's Financial Transactions for the last financial year.
Financial Records for 2014-15 Financial Year
- Receipts and Payments to 31/3/2015 (MS Excel, 21 Kb)
- Receipts and Payments (2) to 31/3/2015 (MS Excel, 22 Kb)
- Bank reconciliation 31st March 2015 (MS Excel, 21 Kb)
- Asset Register March 2015 (MS Word, 30 Kb)
Annual Return 2014-15 (PDF, 4.9 Mb)
Annual Return for 2014-15 along with Annual Governance Statement, bank reconciliation and explanation of significant variances