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ANNUAL REPORT 2016/17

List of Council Members and Officers (at 31 March 2017)

                                                                        e-mail                                                     telephone

Caroline Middleton             Chairman               middletonlivery@btinternet.com                                     781631

Ian Wilson                             Vice Chairman      wilsonsonlineatlast@hotmail.com                                    781961 

John Middleton                                                    middletonlivery@btinternet.com                                     781631 

Allan Ross                                                              rossa2610@gmail.com                                                       781140

Kevin Simons                                                        simonske35@hotmail.com                                 781358

                                                                                               

Clerk – Mrs Julie Friell                                        clerk@hanningtonparishcouncil.org                                781539

 

Parish Council Web site – www.hanningtonparishcouncil.org

 

Chairman’s Report

Another year rolls by for the Parish Council and I would like to thank all the current members for stepping up to be councillors who work on a voluntary basis, giving their valuable time for the improvement of the village.

 

A huge mention as always is a big thank you to Julie Friell our Clerk for all her continued hard work and commitment again this year.  Her organisational skills, patience and detailed knowledge ensure the Parish Council works effectively and efficiently and we would struggle without her input and guidance on rules and regulations.

 

Since the last APM, we saw John Middleton step down as Chairman, the departure of Michael Briggs and Elaine Gill whom we thank for their contributions to the Parish Council.  We remain left with two vacancies and despite much advertising these seats remain sadly unfilled, being a Parish Councillor is a fulfilling role, ensuring the interests of the village are kept in focus.

 

Reviewing the action points set out for the year.

The Neighbourhood Plan for Hannington progresses slowly, this is something that needs to be thought through to ensure that everything is covered and will take time to finalise and be approved.
Police liaison has improved slightly, neighbourhood watch type emails are forwarded to our contacts list but at times they are inconsistent and local incidences are not mentioned, proving that this area of contact is not yet efficient and needs a lot more work on the police side.

 

We also need to say a huge thank you to those involved in the Village Litter Pick on Saturday 22nd April. Also, a thank you to Kevin Simons who not only walks our footpaths on a regular basis, also picks up a huge amount of litter. Ian Wilson continues to keep the never-ending task of weeds at Mallards Wood and the Allotment bank being kept at bay. Our thanks go to both him and his wife, Kate who devote a huge amount of time to the village. Thanks also to Graham Martin for taking care of the VAS sign, re locating, changing batteries and assisting Julie with downloading the information it gathers.

 

Grant funding for this year is as follows;

There is £800 currently allocated in the precept for grants to be split between the Church and the Village Hall, 

 

Thank you to County Councillor Judy Shephard and District Councillor Ann Carter for their contributions to the work of the Parish Council.

 

Looking forward to 2017/18. We will focus on the following issues.

To continue pushing forward with the Neighbourhood Plan for Hannington
Trying to bring more members on to the Parish Council

 

 

Financial Report

The 2016/17 accounts will be approved by the Parish Council at its’ meeting on 2 May. The Internal Audit was carried out on 27 April with “no issues have been disclosed”. The External Audit is due to take place on 24 July. A copy of the unaudited Accounting Statements and the Annual Governance Statement will appear alongside the “Period for the Exercise of Public Rights” notice from 27 June, on the notice board, for a period of 30 working days and will end on 7 August 2017, together with a summary of Electors Rights

 

The general bank account balance at 31 March 2017 was £9,627.

 

The general fund has decreased by £180 over the previous year.  This figure still falls within the best practise parameters of between 1 and 1.5 times the level of the precept - it is essential that it is maintained at this level for any future contingencies.

 

2016/17 saw actual expenditure of £8,263 against a budget of £7,889 – the precept being £7,250 and the balance coming from reserves. Income received in addition to the precept totalled £832 - £350 NCC Empowering Local Council Grant, £332 Allotment rent, £74 vat refund and £76 NCC grass cutting grant. Monies were spent on grass cutting (£2,040), £500 reimbursement to NALC of bursary sent in error in March 2016, grants to the Church (£400) and Village Hall (£400).  There was an overall increase in spending of 14% on electricity due to the Parish Council taking over the responsibility for the street light in Limes Trees Close and a small price increase, which had not been forecast. Against this there were no monies spent on the allotments and pocket park (£100).  A copy of the accounts will be included in the Annual Report that will be distributed with the June Hannington Life.

 

The precept for 2017/18 has remained the same as the previous year.  The Parish Council has precepted £7,250 from Daventry DC but will be using £1,103 from reserves. 

 

HANNINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS SUMMARY YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2017

2016 2016   2017 2017
  7250.00 PRECEPT   7250.00
  500.89 OTHER INCOME   832.26
  500.00 ERROR - NALC BURSURY   0.00
  8250.89 TOTAL INCOME   8082.26
         
175.50   HIRE OF HALL 162.00  
560.56   E.ON - ELECT SUPPLY/MAINT 675.83  
0.00   REPAIR TO BT KIOSK 122.08  
2645.32   CLERK'S SALARY 2673.80  
305.22   ADMIN EXPENSES 169.63  
34.00   TRAINING 0.00  
644.06   INSURANCE 671.98  
155.00   INTERNAL AUDIT 162.00  
2000.00   GRASS CUTTING CONTRACT 2040.00  
0.00   POCKET PARK 0.00  
800.00   GRANTS - PCC & VILLAGE HALL 800.00  
40.20   ALLOTMENTS 0.00  
47.99   VEHICLE ACTIVATED SIGN 0.00  
0.00   REFUND NALC BURSARY 500.00  
0.00   MALLARDS WOOD 39.60  
208.88   SUBSCRIPTIONS 211.11  
118.00   OTHER 35.00  
  7734.73 TOTAL PAYMENTS   8263.03
         
  516.16 NET (PAYMENT)/REC FOR THE YEAR   (180.77)
         
9291.53   BANK BALANCE AT 1 APRIL 2016   9807.69
516.16   NET (PAY)/REC AS ABOVE   (180.77)
9807.69   BANK BALANCE AT 31 MARCH 2017   9262.92

 

The Parish Council held the following Community Assets valued at original purchase cost or best guesstimate at 31 March 2017. 

Street Lights/waste bins

3,850

Benches

307

Bus Shelter

250

Tools

659

Gates/fences

1,350

Seat

350

Information & notice board

1,197

Colour Printer

390

Vehicle Activated Sign

2,705

BT Telephone Kiosk

1

Brackets VAS

160

Base for village sign

452

Gated entrance

650

Data Collection Unit

350

Allotments – nominal value

1

Recreation land – nominal value

1

Pocket Park – nominal value

1

Village Sign – nominal value

1

Street Light – Limes Trees Close

1

 

 

 

 

TOTAL COST

£12,676

 

                                  

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