2022/23 Council Finances

The Council’s 2022/23 draft statement of accounts is provided below:
Summary accounts at 31 March 2023 (draft)

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 in excess of £500 (April 2022 to March 2023)

In the interests of transparency the Council also publishes details of all income and expenditure incurred over the last 3 calendar months:
March 2023 cashbook report
February 2023 cashbook report
January 2023 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.
Land and buildings declaration at 31 March 2023

In the period April 2022 to March  2023:
– the Council made grants of £500 to Long Melford Community Council, £1,000 to the Heritage Centre for a geophysical survey, £271.26 to Long Melford Events towards the cost of the Big Jubilee lunch, £2,230 to Long Melford Events towards the costs of Festive Long Melford, £500 to support the work of Citizen’s Advice (Sudbury) and £2,600 to Long Melford Cricket Club towards new cricket nets.
– the Council issued no qualifying tenders or contracts
This information is updated quarterly in July, October, January and April.

Other declarations
1. The Parish Council has a 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.
2. 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 following unaudited 2022/23 Annual Return documents published below:
AGAR Section 1 Annual Governance Statement 2022_23
AGAR Section 2 Accounting Statements 2022_23
AGAR External Audit Report and Certificate 2022_23
AGAR Internal Audit Report 2022_23
Explanation of 2023_23 variances
Notice of Conclusion of 2022_23 Audit

The Council is pleased to publish below the detailed 2022/23 Internal Audit Report;
Heelis&Lodge internal audit report

The public are invited to exercise their right to review the Council’s unaudited accounting records between Monday 5 June and Friday 14 July 2023. The followeing Notice and Summary of Rights advises how these rights can be exercised.
Notice of Public Rights and Publication of unaudited AGAR
Local Authority Accounts – A summary of your rights

Periodically, the Parish Council receives Community Infrastructure Levy monies from the District Council. The 2022/23 Community Infrastructure Levy report is provided below:
2022_23 CIL Expenditure Report