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ANNUAL REPORT 2017/18
List of Council Members and Officers (at 31 March 2018)
Caroline Middleton Chairman email@example.com 781631
Ian Wilson Vice Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org 781961
John Middleton email@example.com 781631
Nick " Wes"Wesley
firstname.lastname@example.org 07500 865208
Kevin Simons email@example.com 781358
Clerk – Mrs Julie Friell firstname.lastname@example.org 781539
Parish Council Web site – www.hanningtonparishcouncil.org
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 to exist without her input and guidance on rules and regulations. Since the last APM, we have seen the departure of Allan Ross whom we thank him for his contributions to the Parish Council and gained one new councillor ‘Wes’ Wesley. 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 and we would happily love to see these seats filled.
Reviewing the action points set out for the year.
It was decided not to continue with the Neighbourhood Plan for Hannington. There was a lack of volunteers to head a team which needed commitment for a long drawn out process with not a huge amount of benefit for the village. Hannington Parish Council members will continue to strive to act in the best interests of the village wherever they can.
A thank you to Kate Wilson, our Footpath Warden and to Kevin Simons who on a regular basis, picks up a huge amount of litter and reports fly-tipping to the relevant Councils. 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, now that Ann Carter has now resigned, we congratulate Lesley Woolnough for being elected as our new District Councillor and we look forward to her involvement in the village under her new role.
Looking forward to 2018/19 we will focus on the following issues:
To finally being able to site the new gates at the Allotment now the hedge has grown sufficiently.
To continue to try to bring more members on to the Parish Council
Ensuring the Parish Council complies with the General Data Protection Regulations
The 2017/18 accounts will be approved by the Parish Council at its’ meeting on 7 May. The Internal Audit was carried out on 23 April with “no issues have been disclosed”. Section 9 of the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 permits authorities with either income or expenditure under £25,000 to certify itself as exempt from having a limited assurance review or to submit an Annual Governance and Accountability Return to the external auditor. A copy of the Annual Internal Audit Report, Annual Governance Statement, unaudited Annual Accounting Statements, an analysis of variances and the bank reconciliation will appear alongside the “Period for the Exercise of Public Rights” notice from 1 June, on the notice board, for a period of 30 working days and will end on 13 July 2018, together with a summary of Electors Rights and are currently available on the web site.
The bank account balance at 31 March 2018 was £12,604.07 split between general £9,304.07 and CIL £3,300.00.
The general fund has decreased by £323 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.
2017/18 saw actual expenditure of £8,100 against a budget of £8,353 – the precept being £7,250 and the balance coming from reserves. Income received in addition to the precept totalled £527 - £348 Allotment rent, £103 vat refund and £76 NCC grass cutting grant. The Parish Council also received on 2 May 2017, £3,300 from DDC under the Community Infrastructure Levy scheme. This money has to be spent on local infrastructure projects, within a period of five years and the PC will be looking to the village for suggestions. Monies were spent on grass cutting (£2,211), grants to the Church (£400) and Village Hall (£400). A copy of the accounts will be included in the Annual Report that will be distributed with the June Hannington Life.
The Parish Council has precepted £7,500 from Daventry DC but will be using £1,188 from reserves. This represents a 3.5% increase.
HANNINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS SUMMARY YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018
The Parish Council held the following Community Assets valued at original purchase cost or best guesstimate at 31 March 2018.
Street Lights/waste bins
Information & notice board
Vehicle Activated Sign
BT Telephone Kiosk
Base for village sign
Data Collection Unit
Allotments – nominal value
Recreation land – nominal value
Pocket Park – nominal value
Village Sign – nominal value
Street Light – Limes Trees Close
Page Last Updated - 08/06/2018
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2017/18 AccountsDetails of 2017/18 accounts etc uploaded