Transparency Code

The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities came into force on 1st April, 2015.
The code applies to councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 and is therefore applicable to Frogmore & Sherford Parish Council. Under the Code, Frogmore & Sherford Parish Council is required to publish the following information on its website:


DocumentInformation which, under the Transparency Code, should be publishedWhere the information can be found on the website
All items of expenditure
above £100
Publish the details of each individual item of expenditure including details as to whether VAT is recoverableAll items of expenditure are listed in each set of minutes during a financial year and can be found in Council Meetings
A list of all expenditure incurred can be found in the Accounts section of Parish Council page
End of Year AccountsSection 1 of the Annual Return, Bank Reconciliation, Explanation of Significant Variances and if applicable an explanation of differences between ‘Balances carried forward’ and ‘total cash and short term investments’
Accounts section of Parish Council page
Annual Governance StatementSection 2 of the Annual Return with explanations of any negative responsesSee pages entitled ACCOUNTS and ANNUAL RETURN
List of Councillors Name of Councillor showing committee structure, portfolios held and representation on external bodiesSee page entitled Councillors
Location of public land and building assetsDetails of all public land and building assetsSee document entitled ASSET REGISTER within page entitled ACCOUNTS AND ANNUAL RETURNS
Minutes, Agenda and papers of formal meetings
Publication of draft Minutes of all formal meetings within one month
Publication of confirmed minutes once draft Minutes formally approved
Publication of meeting agenda and associated meeting papers no later than 3 clear days before the meeting to which they relate is taking place
See page entitled Council Meetings