Transparency Code

Transparency Code for Councils in England with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000


The Smaller Authorities (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2015 requires the on-line publication of Parish Council information which the Government says will provide taxpayers with a clear picture of the Council's' activities, spending and governance and will improve the ability of communities to hold local public bodies to account.  


Alderton Parish Council's turnover currently exceeds £25,000, however in the interests of openness and transparency we will publish the required information as set out in Part 2 of the Code: 

  • ·        all items of expenditure above £100 (see paragraphs 13 – 15); click here to download

  • ·        end of year accounts (see paragraphs 16 and 17), see 2020/21 Accounts at top of page

  • ·        annual governance statement (see paragraphs 18and 19), see Annual Governance Statement (Section 1) at top of page

  • ·        internal audit report (see paragraphs 20 – 22), see Annual Governance Statement (page 3) at top of page

  • ·        list of councillor or member responsibilities (see paragraph 23) Councillor details are on The Council page

  • ·        the details of public land and building assets (see paragraphs 24 – 27) click here to download Asset Register

  •          Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings (see paragraphs 29 and 30) These are on the                          Meetings page


                 The Code states that the information specified must be published on a website which is publicly accessible and                  free of charge.