Transparency Code and Financial Information


Transparency Code and Financial Information

Data Transparency

The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 came into effect on 1st April 2015. The Code is issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Winslow Town Council complies with or exceeds the requirements of the code  but please note that some items such as parking account are not currently applicable although they may apply in the future.

Precept

Winslow Town Council is predominantly funded by a precept that is collected from the Council Tax payers via the District Council. The Town Council receives minimal income from other sources but income from the Farmers Market , Christmas Fayre and Youth Centre building are ring fenced for community projects or, in the case of the Youth Centre, for the youth club activities.  The Town Council receives no funding from business rates or central government but the Town Council does apply for grants for specific projects when appropriate.

Budgets

In order for the Town Council to operate during the financial year the Council must set a budget which is the basis for the Precept Claim.

                                      Budget

Annual Returns

The Annual Return is the statement of Accounts at the end of the Financial Year. This is a legal document that is submitted to and signed off by the Town Council’s external auditor. 

            Annual Return

Internal Audit Report

Variances

Bank reconciliation

Financial Regulations

                                 Financial Regulation

 

Property

Tomkins Park &  Arboretum                                     BM395160 / BM241422

Winslow Public Hall Car park                                   BM332364

Winslow Recreation Ground                                     BM332364

28 High St.                                                                    BM386103

Furze Lane Burial Ground                                         BM332363

Furze Lane Burial Ground   (New Area)                 BM240560

Scout Hut Land                                                            BM346526

 

Grants

Each year the Town Council supports a number of local causes with grants to aid them in providing facilities and services for the people of the town. The Council is also sole Trustee of the Winslow War Memorial Institute Fund which also provides grants for local causes.

Grants Awarded in 2017

From Council Precept

 Winslow C0fE Combined School                                          £5,000

Citizens Advice                                                                           £2,000

Puzzle Centre                                                                              £1,500

Treehouse                                                                                    £2,000

From Winslow War Memorial Institute Fund

Big Society – Gentle Exercise                                                      £570

Heritage Care, Swan house                                                       £   960

Winslow United Football Club                                                  £ 265

South Central Ambulance Responders                                  £1,074

 

Grants Awarded in 2016

From Council Precept

 Winslow and District Community Bus                                    £3,000

Buckingham, Winslow and District Citizens Advice          £2,000

St. Laurence PCC                                                                          £6,500

Me, Myself, I                                                                                  £1,500

From Winslow War Memorial Institute Fund

Winslow and District Community Bus                                    £2,000

Heritage Care, Swan house                                                       £   500

Men in Sheds                                                                                £1,200

Swan Credit Union                                                                      £   500

             For information on how to apply for a grant please click here.

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Pay Multiple

The Council is required by the code to publish its Pay Multiple. This is the ratio of the taxable pay of the highest paid officer in relation to the median taxable pay of the Council’s work force. The Pay Multiple for Winslow Town Council is 2:1.  Winslow Town Council has no full time employees.

Organisation Chart

The code requires that the Council publish an organisation chart covering staff in the top three levels of the organisation whose salaries exceed £50, 000.

There are no staff employed whose salary meets the above criteria.

Government Procurement Card Transactions.

Not applicable

Expenditure

The code requires publication of amounts over £500.

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