The council is required to prepare an annual return for each financial year, which provides information about the council’s financial position and the internal controls. This contains three parts: the accounting statement, the annual governance statement and the external auditor’s certificate. The first two parts have now been completed and reviewed by an internal auditor in preparation for the external audit.
Any local elector has the right to inspect the accounting records and related documents for the financial year to which the audit relates. These documents will be made available on reasonable notice during the inspection period, which commences on 5 June 2017 and ends on 14 July 2017. To exercise these public rights, please apply to the clerk. For details see the attached Audit Notice 2016-2017.
If you have been along West End you may have spotted some new line markings and parking changes there. This is part of a long awaited programme of work requested by the Town Council, in consultation with West End residents and supported financially by County Councillor Paul Hodgkinson.
Attached is the order from Gloucestershire County Council explaining the background to the work. The idea developed to allow better movement of traffic whilst being as safe as possible. Please note that no parking spaces have been lost (in fact a few have been gained) and there are more passing places along the stretch to enable traffic to move more easily and alleviate the bottlenecks experienced.
Clerk, Northleach with Eastington Town Council
Update: The Town Council is aware that the extent of the markings in front of The Old Forge does not match the order. We hope to resolve this as a matter of urgency.
We currently have a councillor vacancy, which we will be looking to fill at our May meeting on May 24th following the resignation of Neil Fletcher. If you are interested in this vacancy please let me know by 5pm on Monday 15th May. A second vacancy will be advertised shortly as Carol Davies has also now stepped down after many years of service. We thank both of them for all their hard work and wish them both all the best.
Northleach with Eastington Town Council has wide-ranging responsibilities including the Westwoods Centre, town allotments, Neighbourhood Plan, bus shelters, cemeteries, closed churchyard, Pavilion, playing field, play areas, planning applications, Charter Market and grass cutting, to name a few.
The scope of work for Parish and Town Councils is enormous and whilst they may not appear to be as high profile as the County and District Councils, they can influence the issues that affect people in their immediate area and their day to day lives. We work closely with both the District and County Council to help deliver benefits to our residents, increase efficiency and cut costs.
If you are interested in helping your community and would like to find out more then please:
- Come along to our next Town Council on Wednesday 24th May (7pm at The Westwoods Centre);
- Contact the Clerk on this email for an informal chat or;
- Contact one of the councillors whose details are on our notice boards at the Westwoods and in the Market Place and on our website.
Northleach with Eastington Town Council
Release date: 5 May 2017
County Council election results for the eight divisions in Cotswold District are available online.
For the rest of the results across the County please visit the Gloucestershire County Council website.
The Design Statement (below) is the product of the work of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. As and when a Neighbourhood Plan is adopted, it will form part of that plan. Meanwhile, it has been adopted by the Town Council and approved by Cotswold District Council. It complements CDC’s Design Code as prepared for its emerging Local Plan.
Please use it to help inform your understanding of our local heritage, listed buildings, conservation areas and our special place in the AONB. We hope you will find it a useful guide to ensuring a sympathetic approach to any alterations or development that might be undertaken, whether or not planning permission, listed building or conservation area consents are required.
A massive thank you to all the people who came and helped to clean up the town this morning. We were thrilled with the response as 87 volunteers turned up for the litter pick! Even more bags and volunteers returned after this “final” photo!