The administration of the Parish Council accounts is governed by statute and the Parish Council’s Financial Regulations as adopted by the Council, a copy of which is available on our website. The financial year for the Parish Council runs from April to March and the budget is set annually in December, following which the Council submits its Precept request to Warwick District Council.
All items of expenditure are approved on a monthly basis at the Parish Council meetings, and Councillors monitor budget expenditure on a regular basis, alongside bank reconciliation statements provided by the Clerk.
Accounts 2019 - 2020 The timetable for the public inspection of the Parish Council annual accounts will be slightly later this year. This is a result of the April 2020 Parish Council meeting being unable to take place because of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. This meeting is where the accounts would normally be approved. Public inspection of the accounts this year is therefore expected to take place after 1 July and before 1 September 2020. Please see this space for further details in due course.
Accounts 2019 - 2020 At the end of each financial year, the Council’s accounts are audited by an internal auditor appointed by Council and an external auditor appointed by the Government (PKF Littlejohn LLP from April 2018). An audit return is then prepared and notices are placed on the Parish Council noticeboard advising that the accounts are available for inspection. The Notice used to publicise the accounts for 2019/20 can be viewed using the following link: Notice of the Exercise of Public Rights 2019/20
All accounts and supporting documentation are available for inspection by the public, by contacting the Clerk to the Council and making an appointment. If any residents have any queries about the accounts, please contact the Clerk at any point throughout the year, who will be pleased to help you. If you wish to view the accounts for 2019-2020 including details of all payments made, receipts accepted, analysis of accounts and reconciliations, please view them at the following link: Burton Green Parish Council Accounts 2019-20
With regards to the public inspection of these accounts the following Notice of conclusion of audit provides details of how to access the accounts; Notice of conclusion of audit
Assets and Ownership
On the 21st September 2016 Burton Green Parish Council purchased the Red Lane Playing Field from Warwick District Council for a nominal fee of £1. The small playground contains play equipment including swings, a slider frame and a bouncer and it also has a couple of picnic tables. Details of this and other items that the parish council owns can be seen on the asset register using the following link: Burton Green Asset Register