Public Notices & Financial

Community Councillor Vacancy

Public Notice

Local Government Act, 1972 (Section 87(2)) 

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, 2023

Regulation 15(5) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that by 30 September 2023, Whitford Community Council publish its accounting statements for the year ended 31 March 2023 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. However, the Auditor General has not yet issued his audit opinion and report and therefore the accounts are published before the conclusion of the audit. The annual return will be published along with the Auditor General’s report and opinion when the audit is completed.

Accounting Statements & Other Information – 2022 / 2023

Notice of appointment of the date for the
exercise of electors’ rights

Financial year ending 31 March 2023

Regulation 15(2) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales)
Regulations 2014 (as amended)

Public Notice under the above regulation

Notice of Conclusion of Audit and right to inspect the Annual Returns for years ending 31 March 2021 and 2022

Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 Section 29
Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014

Audit Wales – Previous Annual Returns

2021 / 2022
2020 / 2021

Payments (Allowances) to Members of Whitford
Community Council –
2022 / 2023

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 2022 / 2023.

Payments (Allowances) – 2022 / 2023

Previous Payments (Allowances)

2021 / 2022

Whitford Community Council
End of Year Report – 2022 / 2023

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 2023

End of Year Report – 2022 / 2023

Previous Annual Reports

2021 / 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.

(Councillors & Staff) 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:

Policy Statement & Action Plan – 2021 – 2026

Precept: Community Charge

The Whitford Community Council precept for the financial year 2023 / 2024 is £59,000.00. This amount is precept on residential properties within the community, and equates to a figure of £50.08 per household on a Band D property. The Band D household precept for the Whitford Community Council area is made up as follows:

Flintshire County Council – £1,521.33
Police & Crime Commissioner – £333.09
Whitford Community Council – £50.08

Polisi yr Iaith Gymraeg

Mae Cyngor Cymuned Chwitffordd wedi mabwysiadu’r egwyddor y bydd, yn ystod gweithgareddau’r Cyngor, yn ymdrin ȃ’r Gymraeg a’r Saesneg yn gyfartal, os yw hynny’n bosibl, o dan yr amgylchiadau a’r ymarferoldeb. Mae gan y Cyngor gyfrifoldeb i hybu’r Iaith Gymraeg, yn statudol atebol i’r Ddedd Iaith Gymraeg (1993) a’r Mesur Iaith Cymraeg (2011). Trwy hyn, mae’n cynnal rȏl bositif trwy hybu ymarfer da.

Polisi yr Iaith Gymraeg

Welsh Language Policy

Whitford Community Council has adopted the principle that in the conduct of its Council matters in Wales it will treat the Welsh and English languages on the basis of equality so far as is both appropriate in the circumstances and reasonably practical. The Council has a responsibility to promote the Welsh language, under the Welsh Language Act (1993) & Welsh Language Measure (2011). In doing so, it plays a positive role in encouraging good practice.

Welsh Language policy

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.

The Community Council have adopted a Financial Assistance Policy and application form. Please click on the below links:

Financial Assistance Policy
Application form for financial assistance (PDF)
Application form for financial assistance (Word)
(The Word version can be completed and saved on you device)

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

Accessibility Statement

Clerk and Financial Officer to Whitford Community Council

R. Phillip Parry,
Ty Cornel,
51, St. Michael’s Drive,
CAERWYS,
Flintshire,
CH7 5BS.

Tel: 01352 720547

E-mail: Clerk@whitford-council.wales