Policies & Finance

Code of Conduct

All councillors are subject to the Parish’s Code of Conduct and each councillor completes a Declaration of Interest form (current forms are pending approval for uploading). If you have any concerns please contact the Clerk via email.

Council Policy Documents

Parish Budget and Precept set for 2022/23

At its January 2022 Parish Council meeting, members agreed to 2022/23 budget proposals that will absorb cost increases, while avoiding a precept increase for residents.  Although the total budget will increase by £1,242 (2.0%), reflecting inflation pressures, after allowing for the forecast outturn in the current financial year, and a further 2% increase in the number of council tax-paying residents (‘tax base’), the resulting budget will result in no change to the precept payable by residents, i.e. for a Band D property the parish precept element will be unchanged at £58.02.
PC members are very aware that our residents face many financial pressures at this time, and this 2022/23 budget will continue to keep Thakeham at the lower end of parish precept levels within Horsham District.

 

Financial Transparency

ANNUAL ACCOUNTS – Currently under review due to new website design. To be uploaded.

CURRENT ASSETS REGISTER – Currently undergoing appraisal to satisfy new insurance regulations. These will be updated to new website in due course.

Having considered the guidance of the Local Government Transparency Code (2014) in the context of this parish, Council has decided to publish the following information on an annual basis:
– Expenditure: individual items of expenditure exceeding £500; cumulative payments to single payees exceeding £500; and grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations;
– Information on any contract tendering with a value of over £5,000;
– Details of land and buildings assets held by the Council.

Follow the links below to find this information for recent years:

 

ANNUAL RETURN – NOTICE OF PUBLICATION

 

Copies of this and previous Annual Return documentation can be obtained from the Clerk.