South Lenches Parish Council


The Parish Council’s finances are guided by the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and  the  Accounts and Audit Regulations issued periodically under the Act.


The Act introduced a Transparency Code for parish councils with an annual turnover of  less than £25,000. 


The South Lenches  Parish Council currently falls into this category whereby the Council are obliged to publish certain information on its website annually i.e.


  • a list of all payments made during the year of more than £100
  • a list of land owned by the Council
  • details on the form of accounts and how and when they must be approved and published and
  • details of how taxpayers can view the accounts and exercise their rights in relation to the accounts.


 South Lenches Parish Council provides a summary of its receipts and payments schedule     at their bi-monthly meetings  which is appended to the minutes.


 The main source of income to the Parish Council is via the precept, which is a demand on   Wychavon District Council, as the billing authority , to collect a specific amount from each   council tax payer in the parish.


 The Parish Council has regulations and policies in place related to Financial matters.


 Balances & Reserves Policy

 Financial Regulations

 Grants & Donations Policy

 Risk Management Policy


 Transparency Code 2018-19

 Annual Governance & Accounting Statements

 Bank Reconciliation & Explanations of Variances

 Annual Internal Audit report

 Payments over £100

 Location of public land and building assets

 Asset Register 2019


 Transparency Code 2017-18

 Payments over £100

 Location of public land and building assets


 Annual Audit 2017-18

 Certificate of Exemption

 Declaration of status of published accounts 2018.

 Documents in relation to Annual Audit 2017-18 i.e.Internal Audit, Governance statement,   Accounting statement, Variances of more than 15% and Bank Reconciliation.

 Asset Register March 2018.

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