The Transparency Code

In December 2014 the government issued the Transparency Code for smaller authorities, designed to meet the Government’s need for greater transparency for public bodies. It applies to all Parish Councils with an annual turnover of less than £25,000 and requires the following documents to be published regularly:

  • Full agendas for formal meetings no later than 3 clear days before the meeting.
  • Draft minutes of formal meetings no later than 1 month after the meeting:
  • Details of every item of spending of £100 or more showing the date, purpose and amount: this information is detailed in the Finance Report and minutes of each meeting.

All of the above documents can be accessed on the Parish Council Meetings page. For each financial year the Council must also publish:

This information must be published by 1st July each year and must be published electronically.

The above links are for the 2023-24 financial year. To see the same documents for 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2023-23 please click here.