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.
Notice of appointment of the date for the
exercise of electors’ rights
Regulation 15(2) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales)
Regulations 2014 (as amended)
Notice of Conclusion of Audit and right to inspect the Annual Returns for years ending 31 March 2021 and 2022
Community and Town Councils in Wales
Annual Returns for the Year Ending 31 March 2021 & 2022
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.
Previous Payments (Allowances)
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
Previous Annual Reports
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:
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.
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.
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:
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