Notice of Councillor Vacancy (Co-option of Council Member)
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 29th January, 2021
Notice of Conclusion of Audit (Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004
Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014)
Wales Audit – Annual Return for the Year Ended 31st March, 2020
(Accounting Statements for 2019-20)
Notice of date appointed for the exercise of elector’s rights under the Public Audit (Wales Act) 2004
Please click on below documents to open a pdf copy
Precept: Community Charge
The Whitford Community Council precept for the financial year 2020 / 2021 is £50,000.00. This amount is precept on residential properties within the community, and equates to a figure of £43.19, per household on a Band D property. There are 34 Town and Community Councils in the County of Flintshire, the average Band D precept for the County is £47.25 with the highest being £75.40. There are 1,157 Band D household properties within the Whitford Community area – as at January 2020.
The Band D household precept for the Whitford Community Council area, is made up as follows:
Flintshire County Council – £1,341.51
Police & Crime Commissioner – £290.61
Whitford Community Council – £43.19
Community Council Accounts
The Community Council accounts and financial policies of the Council, are audited each year by an Internal auditor, who is appointed by the Flintshire County Council. The accounts are also subject to a further audit by an external auditor appointed 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.
Please click on the below link, which will open a pdf document providing details of the Community Council’s 2019 / 2020 end of year audited accounts:
Payments (Allowances) to Members of Whitford Community Council
2019 / 2020
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 2019 / 2020.
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.
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.
Clerk and Financial Officer to Whitford Community Council
R. Phillip Parry,
51, St. Michael’s Drive,
Tel: 01352 720547