2020/21 Council Finances

The Council’s most recent 2020/21 statement of accounts is provided below. The accounts will be updated monthly:
Summary Accounts to 31 March 2021

The Parish Council is required to publish details of all payments made in excess of £500.00. The document below shows all payments of £500.00 and above (net of VAT). This information will be updated quarterly in July, October, January and April.
Payments exceeding £500 to March 2021

In the interests of transparency the Council also publishes details of all income and expenditure incurred over the last 3 calendar months:
March 2021 cashbook report
Feb 2021 cashbook report
Jan 2021 cashbook report

The Parish Council is required to publish information relating to grants made, land and buildings and procurement in order to comply with the Local Government Transparency Code 2015. This requirement applies to all local councils which have either gross annual income or expenditure exceeding £200,000. This information will be updated quarterly in July, October, January and April.
Land and buildings declaration at March 2021
Tenders and contracts exceeding £5,000 to March 2021

The following grants have been made in the year to date:
– £1,428 to PCC Holy Trinity church towards the repair of the upper green car park:
– £1,500 to Long Melford Cricket Club towards the cost of improved storage barn;
– £2,000 to Long Melford Heritage Centre to support project during Covid-19.

The Parish Council has secured a new lease to provide an estimated 65 unmarked parking spaces at the Old School which is located on High Street just below The Green. The Parish Council provides free parking on this site as a community service.

Local Councils are required to publish details of employees whose remuneration in the year was at least £50,000. No Long Melford Parish Council employee falls into this category.

Local Councils in England with an annual turnover of £1m or less must complete an Annual Return which summarises its financial activities at the end of the financial year. The financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March. The Annual Return, which summarises the Council’s payments and receipts, is externally audited by PKF Littlejohn. The Council’s basis of accounting is ‘Income and Expenditure’. The Council’s 2020/21 Annual Return documents will appear below as they become available.
2020_21 Annual Return Internal Audit Report