The Transparency Code

for Smaller Authorities was issued on the 17 December 2014 and came into force on the 1st April 2015.  The code applies to councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 and is therefore applicable to Polstead Parish Council.  Under the Code, Polstead Parish Council is required to publish the following information on its website:

Information Title Information which should be published Where to find on website
All items of expenditure above £100 Publish details of each individual item of expenditure All items of expenditure are listed in each set of minutes during a financial year which can be found in Minutes.  A summary of last year's transactions can be found in Summary
End of Year Accounts Section 2 of the Annual Return, Bank Reconcilation, Explanation of Significant Variances and if applicable an explanation of differences between "Balances carried forward" and "total cash and short term investments" Annual Audit
Annual Governance Statement Section 1 of the Annual Return with explanations of any negative responses Annual Audit
Internal Audit Report Section 4 of the Annual Return with explanations of any negative responses Annual Audit
List of Councillor Responsibilities Name of councillor showing committee and function and representation on external local bodies Councillor Responsibilities
Location of public land and building assets Details of all public land and building assets Asset Register
Minutes, Agendas and papers of formal meetings Publication of draft minutes from all formal meetings within one month and publication of meeting agendas and associated meeting papers not later than 3 clear days before the meeting to which they relate is taking place.

Minutes  Agendas