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BUDGET 2019-20 AND NOTICE OF AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS

 BUDGET   Year Year 
     2019/20   2020/21 

 1. MEMBERS ALLOWANCES

 

18000 

18,000

2. EMPLOYEE SALARIES    150,520 157,700
 3. MAYORAL TRANSPORT  

4,302

4327

 4. CIVIC EXPENSES  

5465

7365

 5. ADMINISTRATIVE  EXPS                    

14,353

15470

 6. BUILDINGS AND ASSET MAINTENANCE   

19,403

27,440

 7. MAYOR'S AWARD  

200

300

 8. TWINNING  

800

400

 9. GRANTS & EXPENDITURE UNDER SECTION 137  

 

 

Citizens Advice Bureau  

20,000

20,000

Christmas Lighting Scheme  

20,000

20,000

Leamington in Bloom  

2,500

3,000

Leamington International Twinning Society  

3,000 

3,000

Community Grant Fund  

45,000

55,000

Blue Plaques  

400

1,800

Tree Planting & street tree maintenance  

16,500

16,500

Public Furniture (inc Grit Bins)  

200

0

Summer Band Concerts  

2500 

0

Guided Walks  

500

500

Warwick District Shopmobility Scheme  

26,000

26,000

Social Cohesion Fund  

10,015

10,300

Neighbourhood Development Plan   2,000 2,000
 10. ELECTIONS  

18,000

18,000

 11. ALLOTMENTS  

5800 

5800

New Highway Signage   0 1,500
VE Day Celebrations    0 3,000
 TOTAL  

385,458

417,402

 Less Projected Income  

2,500

3,200

Total budgeted expenditure   

382,958

414,402

 Projected overspend/(underspend)  

(5082)

(3,427)

less contribution from reserves   0

10,000

Total Budget requirement from Precept  

377,876

400,775

Council Tax - Equivalent for Band D property  

£22.04

£23.48

The above budget analysis provides a broad outline of the Council's activities.  Any elector wishing to obtain further detail on the budget in general or any aspect of expenditure in particular is welcome to contact the Town Clerk/RFO.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2020

Date of announcement: 24th July 2020 

Each year the Council's Annual Governance and Accountability Return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd.  

The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice (see below). As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review. 

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made availble for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31st March, 2019, these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to the Town Clerk, Town Hall, Parade, Leamington Spa CV32 4AT (telephone 01926 450906 email clerk@leamingtonspatowncouncil.gov.uk

commencing on Monday 27th July, 2020 and ending on Tuesday 8th September, 2020.

Local Government Electors and their representatives also have:-

- the opportunity to question the auditor about the accounting records; and

- the right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of whIch the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the Court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of objection must first be given to the Auditor and a copy sent to the Town Council.

The Auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose between the above specified dates only.

The Council's AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO Code of Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (SBA Team)

1 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

LONDON

E14 4HD

(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)

Robert Nash

CLERK TO THE TOWN COUNCIL AND RESPONSIBLE  FINANCIAL OFFICER

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20

Public Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountabilty Return 

 

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