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Financial Information

The Parish Council manages its expenditure in line with an agreed budget.  For 2021/2022 the total budget spend agreed at the November 2020 Parish Council meeting was  £38,681.  This again made provision to increase the playground reserve by £15,000 but did not include the cost of the improvements to the playground, for which approval was agreed at a later meeting.  For details see the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 16th November 2020.

The expenditure is funded primarily through the precept, which is the amount of money collected as part of the Council Tax on behalf of the Parish Council by Hart District Council.  For 2021/2022 the precept is £30,418.

The Parish Council spending includes the following current contract(s) listed below. Other payments are itemised in the Parish Council minutes.

Contracts for 2021/2022

Ground Maintenance Contract – Swadling Garden Services :  Annual Total £3,456

Playground Equipment - Eibe Ltd - Contract Total : £49,980 exc. VAT

SWAGA Litter Bin Emptying - Larkstel Limited  :  Contract Total - £468 plus V.A.T.


Contract for 2020/2021

Ground Maintenance Contract – Swadling Garden Services

Annual Total £3,384

Contract for 2019/2020:

Ground Maintenance Contract – Swadling Garden Services

Annual Total £3,942


Safeguarding Public Money and Annual Auditing

The Parish Council operates under regulatory requirements to ensure that the public money of the council is safe, spending is lawful and financial risk is managed. The audit and accounting documents listed below record how the Parish Council has implemented these requirements:

  1. Annual Return ( End of Year Accounts, Annual Governance Statement and Internal Audit Report) 
  2. Bank reconciliation
  3. Analytical Review of  Variances

The Parish Council undergoes internal auditing and also elects to have its accounts audited externally.  Copies of the audited versions of these documents are available on the website for 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.

The external audit of the Accounts for 2020/2021 is yet to be completed.  The unaudited account and auditing documents for 2020/2021 are available here.

Information on how members of the public can exercise their rights to view and comment on the unaudited accounts is available here.

The external audit of the Accounts for 2020/ completed on 18 September 2021.  The Notice of conclusion of audit is available here. 

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