Finance

2016/17 Unaudited Annual Return

The 2016/17 Annual Return is currently being externally audited.

Previous Annual Returns

Each year the Parish Council prepares an annual return to summarise the accounting records for the year to be audited in accordance with guidance issued by the Audit Commission.  Please click onto the relevant year to view the statement.

Copies of the annual return can be produced at £2. For inspection of the annual return please put requests to the Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) Jane Clarke:

Burwash Parish Council
PO Box 61
Etchingham
TN19 7YZ

Email: burwashparishclerk@gmail.com    Tel: 07854699518

Precept and Budget 2017/18

Burwash Parish Council has increased in the precept (annual budget) to £39,283.  This equates to an extra 24p per ‘Band D’ household per month.  The reason for this increase is due to the Parish Council taking on more projects throughout the village including but not limited to an increase of dog bins, additional grass cutting maintenance, increased spend on grants to local groups and charities as well as starting to save for future projects.

The precept has not increased since 2011.  The Parish Council is always looking at new cost effective methods for delivering services/projects within the parish and will continue to do so.

Budget 2017/18

Each year the Parish Council works with the RFO to develop a budget for the key projects and overheads and to ensure that the expenditure does not go over the precept.  There are also the reserves which are made up of general reserves which the Parish Council has to have plus Earmarked Reserves.  The Earmarked Reserves are pots of money set aside for one off projects for the Parish.

Budget 2017/18

General and Earmarked Reserves 

Financial Regulations

Please click on below for the current financial regulations.  These are reviewed each year at the AGM.

Financial Regulations

Finance Committee Meetings 2017/18 all below meetings start at 7pm

Date Venue
26th September 2017  Parish Room (Internet Resource), The Bear Car Park
24th October (EGM) 2017 Parish Room (Internet Resource), The Bear Car Park
21st November 2017 Parish Room (Internet Resource), The Bear Car Park
19th December 2017 Parish Room (Internet Resource), The Bear Car Park
20th March 2018 Parish Room (Internet Resource), The Bear Car Park
19th June 2018 Parish Room (Internet Resource), The Bear Car Park
18th September 2018 Parish Room (Internet Resource), The Bear Car Park

Grants to local organisations

The Local Government Transparency Code requires local authorities to publish details of all grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

Burwash Parish Council sets aside a sum of money each year to be awarded in grants to organisations for projects that will be of benefit to local residents.  The Parish Council needs to receive grant applications by the 1st October 2017. Grants will be discussed and amounts allocated will be resolved at the Extraordinary Genernal Meeting on the 24th October 2017.

Details of grants awarded during over the last three years are detailed below, along with a copy of the Parish Council's grant awarding policy and an application form.

Grant Awarding Policy

Grant Application Form

Grants awarded by Burwash Parish Council over last three financial years

Organisation

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Battle Area Community Transport

£1,000

£1000

£1,000

Bonfire Society 

£300 

£500 

£410

British Legion - Burwash Branch 

 £150

£150 

 

Burwash Brownies and Guides

 

 

£990

Burwash Buzzy Bees Pre-School

 

 

£1,105

Burwash Cricket Club

 

 

£860

Burwash Playing Field Association

£1,500 

£1,500 

£1,280

Burwash Scouts

£600 

£500

£355

Burwash Weald & Common MF Playing Field

£1,500

£1,500

£1,420

CAB Bexhill

£750 

£500

£695

Christ the King Church

£300

£300 

 

Rother Rural Trust

£250 

£250

 

St Bartholomew’s Church

£1,250 

£1,250 

£1,160

St Philips Church

£500 

£500 

£1,315

Village Hall

£500 

£1,000 

£870

 

 

Love Burwash Day - Saturday 23rd September - Volunteers wanted!
Coffee morning - Saturday 28th October 10am-12pm at St.Bartholomew's Church.

For a full list of events this month then please go to 
Burwash Parish Diary. If  you have updates or wish to add details of future events please get in touch via Burwash Parish Clerk.