he 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.
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 2017/18 can be viewed using the following link: Notice of the Exercise of Public Rights 2017/18
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 April 2017 to March 2018 including details of all payments made, receipts accepted, analysis of accounts and reconciliations, please view them at the following link: bgpc_accounts_2017-18_final.xlsx
The internal audit of the Council’s accounts for 2017/18 was concluded in May 2018. The external audit of the accounts for the year ended 2018 has been carried out but cannot be completed because the external auditor has received a "challenge correspondence. "The Notice of the audit and the right to inspect the Annual Return for the year ended 31st March can be view at the following link; Notice of the audit and right to inspect the Annual Return for the year ended 31st March 2018
If you wish to inspect the accounts please contact the Clerk and he will arrange for you to be able to view them within a reasonable period of time.
On the 21st September 2016 the parish council purchased the Red Lane Playfield from Warwick District Council for a nominal fee of £1. The small playground is made of up a few items of play equipment including swings, a slider frame and a bouncer, 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__21.11.18.pdf