Parish Councils work within a statutory framework and must operate within the law. The work of Eldon Parish Council is governed/influenced by a number of documents. These include:
Standing Orders: Which determine how meetings of the Council are run and decisions taken
Code of Conduct: Which sets out the behaviour which is expected of Councillors in connection with their office and covers issues such as declaring interests:
Publication Scheme: This sets out the manner in which the Parish Council will respond to requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act
Register of Interests: By law, all Councillors are required to provide details of their interests which are available for public inspection. You can view the Register of Interests for Eldon on Durham County Council’s website.
Dispensations: Details of applications for dispensations by Councillors to allow them to vote (in specific circumstances) on matters in which they may have an interest
Annual Reports of External Auditors: On the Parish Council’s financial transactions and governance:
Parish Plan: Our Parish Plan sets out what the Parish Council will do to make Eldon a better place to live in and also how it engages with local people.
Documents Retention Policy: This sets out the documents we hold and how long we keep them for:
General Data Protection Regulations 2018
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force at the end of May 2018 and give individuals greater rights and protection in relation to how their personal data is handled by organisations – this includes by Parish Councils. The following list includes the General Privacy Notice and other relevant GDPR documents:
Expenditure in 2014-15: See what we spent in the last financial year (includes all expenditure, not just expenditure above £100) PDF IconEldon Expenditure 2014-15.pdf
Budget 2015-16: See our budget for 2015-16:
Eldon Parish Council Member Roles: See who does what at Eldon Parish Council:
- Budget 2016-17: See our budget for 2016-17:
Transparency Requirements 2015-16
You can see the Annual Accounts and Annual Return for 2015-16:
You can also see the arrangements for public inspection of the accounts, including contact details, which commences on 3rd June and ends on 14th July 2016:
Transparency Requirements 2016-17 Financial Year
The Annual Return, Accounts and Supporting Documents for 2016-17 go on deposit for public Inspection from 5th June until 14th July 2017. Please see the notice below which sets out details of inspection arrangements.
You can see the Annual Accounts and Annual Return for 2016-17 and supporting documents below:
Eldon Return and Accounts 2016-17 Public Inspection Details
Eldon Accounting Statement 2016-17 Clerk’s Declaration
Eldon Annual Return 2016-17 Completed
Eldon Parish Council Income 2016-2017
Eldon Parish Council Expenditure 2016-2017
Eldon Parish Council Reconciliations 2016-2017
Eldon Parish Council Explanation of Variances 2016-17
Eldon Parish Council Assets Register 2017
Eldon Budget 2017-18
Notice of Completion of 2016-17 Audit
Audited Annual Return (Pages 1-3) and Issues Arising Report
Transparency Requirements 2017-18 Financial Year
The Annual Return, Accounts and Supporting Documents for 2017-18 go on deposit for public Inspection from 25th June until 3rd August 2018. Please see the notice below which sets out details of inspection arrangements.
You can see the Annual Accounts and Annual Return for 2017-18 and supporting documents below:
Annual Return and Accounts 2017-18 Public notice Eldon 2
Eldon Annual Return 2017-18 compressed pdf
Eldon Parish Council Accounts 2017-18
Eldon Significant Variances 2017-18 Annual Return
Eldon Parish Council 2017-2018 Bank Reconciliation
Eldon Parish Council Accounts and Annual Return 2017-18 Internal Auditor Report
Eldon Parish Council Assets 2018
Transparency Requirements 2018-19 Financial Year
The Annual Return, Accounts and Supporting Documents for 2018-19 go on deposit for public Inspection from 25th June until 5th August 2019. Please see the notice below which sets out details of inspection arrangements.
You can see the Annual Accounts and Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2018-19 and supporting documents below. The annual accounts include the Bank Reconciliation and details of all expenditure including that over £100. The Annual Governance and Accountability Return also includes the Exemption Certificate and Internal Auditor Report:
Eldon Parish Council Accounts 2018-19 Including Bank Reconciliation.
ELDON PARISH COUNCIL – annual return explanation of significant variances 2018-19
Eldon – Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018-19.
ELDON PARISH COUNCIL assets register 2019
ELDON PARISH COUNCIL MEMBER ROLES 2019-20
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