Whitford Community Council – End of Year Report – 2021 / 2022
Under the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 (Section 52) – all Town & Community Councils in Wales are required to produce an annual report, to year ending March 2022
Whitford Community Council – Training Plan (Councillors & Staff)
Under the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 (Section 67) – all Town & Community Councils in Wales are required to produce a training plan.
Environment (Wales) Act 2016 Section 6
Biodiversity and Resilience of Ecosystem Duty
Town & Community Councils in Wales are required to produce a Policy Statement & Action Plan under the above Act; the Whitford Community Council Policy can be perused by clicking on the below link:
Community Council Accounts
The Community Council accounts and financial policies of the Council, are audited each year by an Internal auditor. The accounts are also subject to a further audit by the Wales Audit. The Electors Rights to inspect the accounts and audit report are advertised each year within the community, in accordance with the rules and regulations.
Wales Audit – Annual Return for the Year Ended 31st March, 2022
Regulation 15(5) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that by 30 September 2022, Llangollen Town Council publish its accounting statements for the year ended 31 March 2022 together with any certificate, opinion, or report issued, given or made by the Auditor General.
The accounting statements in the form of an annual return have been published on the Council’s website (as below). However, the accounts are published before the conclusion of the audit as the Auditor General has not yet issued an audit opinion.
Precept: Community Charge
The Whitford Community Council precept for the financial year 2022 / 2023 is £55,000.00. This amount is precept on residential properties within the community, and equates to a figure of £47.85, per household on a Band D property. There are 34 Town and Community Councils in the County of Flintshire, with the highest being £75.40. There are 1,149 Band D household properties within the Whitford Community area – as at January 2022.
The Band D household precept for the Whitford Community Council area, is made up as follows:
Flintshire County Council – £1,449.58
Police & Crime Commissioner – £316.80
Whitford Community Council – £47.85
Payments (Allowances) to Members of Whitford Community Council
2021 / 2022
In accordance with Section 151 of the Local Government Measure 2011, Community and Town Councils must publish within their authority area the remuneration received by their members by 30th September following the end of the year to which the payment relates. The information must also be sent to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales by the same date.
Please click on the below link, which will open a pdf document providing details of the Community Council Members Payments (Allowances) for 2021 / 2022.
Financial Support and Donations
The Community Council welcome applications from the Community for financial support. However, the application must be from a bone fide group, or committee, that at least one or more of the Councillors’ are aware of. There are strict guidelines that the Community Council must adhere to, when considering and granting financial support. Financial support is also granted to organisations and charitable institutions outside the Council area, but these applications must in some way benefit the community.
The Minutes of the Community Council ( see separate web pages ), provide full details of all applications for financial support, that have been granted by the Council. The Minutes also show the various accounts paid by the Council.
Commencing from April 2022 the Community Council adopted a Financial Assistance Policy and application form. Please click on the below links:
Further details in respect of applying for financial support from the Community Council, or any other financial information, can be obtained from the Clerk and Financial Officer – as per the contact details below.
The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications)
Accessibility Regulations 2018
Please click following link to open a pdf copy of this Council’s Accessibility Statement
Clerk and Financial Officer to Whitford Community Council
R. Phillip Parry,
51, St. Michael’s Drive,
Tel: 01352 720547