The Parish Council is open and transparent about the way it manages its finances.

This page contains information on the way the Council protects its finances and what it has spent money on.

The Parish Council receives the majority of its income through the precept; an annual sum of money collected with the Council Tax by Warrington Borough Council. The precept, set by the Council in January, for 2018/19 is £191,719.

The rest of the Council’s income is from hire charges for the Village Hall, rental income from allotments and bank interest.

Budget 2018/19

Income £ Expenditure £
Precept 191,719 Admin 90,616
Income 14,000 Village Hall 17,850
B/F 90,000 Outside 21,200
Grants 32,390
PCSOs 34,000
Projects 18,000
Neighbourhood Plan 10,000
General Contingency 49,663
Earmarked Contingency 22,000
295,719 295,719

The Council’s finances are monitored on a day to day basis by the Responsible Financial Officer (Parish Clerk) and the Finance Committee take an oversight role for the Council budgets.

The Council appoints an internal auditor who assesses the Council’s compliance with relevant legislation and a further audit is carried out by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission.

Annual Audit
The Parish Council prepares an Annual Accounting statement which is externally audited. This summarises the Council’s income and expenditure for the year and includes statements from the Council’s internal auditor.



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