Policy & Finance

The Chairman has lead responsibility for policy and finance. The Deputy Chairman and Clerk also sit on this group.

Each year the council applies for a precept from B&NES which comes directly from your council tax. This allows the council to provide local services. We have capped the precept since 2009/2010 to reflect the national period of austerity we all face. If you would like to see how your money is spent, please see the accounts. The accounts are audited annually by an independent accountant.

We are a member of the Valley Parishes Alliance which was launched in June 2010. This group is a cross-parish alliance comprising the parish councils of Avon & Limpley Stoke Valley which crosses the boundaries of B&NES and Wiltshire Council. It is intended that the alliance will carry more weight when making representations to local bodies such as B&NES, Canal and River Trust etc.

Annual Audit

Every year our accounts are reviewed by external auditors. The results of which we publish here for transparency and compliance as a zip file containing scans of sections 1,2 and 3 of the Annual Return and also of the Notice of the Conclusion.