Annual 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 (Grant Thornton LLP from April 2013). An audit return is then prepared and notices are placed on the Parish Council noticeboard advising that the accounts are available for inspection. See Notice using the following link. notice_of_date_of_commencement_of_period_for_the_exercse_of_public_rights_2016-17.pdf
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 including details of all payments made, receipts accepted, analysis of accounts and reconciliations for April 2016 to March 2017, please view them at the following link: bgpc_accounts_2016-17__final.xlsx
The internal audit of the Council’s accounts for 2016/17 has been concluded. The status of statement of accounts is "audited" and the Notice of conclusion of Audit published. 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.