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BUDGET 2018-19 AND NOTICE OF AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS

 BUDGET   Year Year 
     2017/18   2018/19 

 1. MEMBERS ALLOWANCES

 

18000 

18,000

 2. EMPLOYEE SALARIES  

129500 

146,180

       
 3. MAYORAL TRANSPORT  

5362

4642

       
 4. CIVIC EXPENSES  

5470

5470

       
 5. ADMINISTRATIVE  EXPS                    

14,095

12,295

       
 6. BUILDINGS AND ASSET MAINTENANCE   

16,950

20,172

       
 7. MAYOR'S AWARD  

250

200

       
 8. TWINNING  

400

400

 9. GRANTS & RELATED EXPENDITURE  

 

 

Citizens Advice Bureau  

20000

20000

Town Centre Management Initiative   

6000

0

Christmas Lighting Scheme  

15,000

15,000

Leamington in Bloom  

3,000

2,500

Leamington International Twinning Society  

3,000 

3,000

Community Grant Fund  

49,500

40,000

Blue Plaques  

850

850

Youth Initiatives  

4,500

4500

Tree Planting & street tree maintenance  

16,500

16,500

Public Furniture (inc Grit Bins)  

250

200

Summer Band Concerts  

2500 

2,500

Guided Walks  

400

400

Warwick District Shopmobility Scheme  

24,000

26,000

Social Cohesion Fund  

9,594

9594

Neighbourhood Development Plan   5,000 2,000
 10. ELECTIONS  

18,000

18000

       
 11. ALLOTMENTS  

5800 

5800

       
 TOTAL  

373,921

376,703

 Less Projected Income  

1,500

2,500

Total budgeted expenditure   

372,421

374,203

 Projected overspend/(underspend)  

(3,193)

+8776

less Support Grant from Warwick DC  

22,832

11,416

less contribution from reserves   14,410 10,000
Total Budget requirement from Precept  

331,986

361,563

Council Tax - Equivalent for Band D property  

£20.33

£22.04

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.

 

NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS - ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018

Notice is hereby given that the audit of accounts for Royal Leamington Spa Town Council for the year ending 31st March 2018 has been completed and the

accounts have been published.

The Annual Governance and Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the Parish of Royal Leamington Spa on application to:

Robert Nash (Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer)

Town Hall,

Parade,

Royal Leamington Spa

CV32 4AT

between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm (Monday—Thursday) and 9.00 am and 4.30 pm (Friday)

Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £2.50 for each copy of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return.

 

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

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2018

Date of announcement: 25th May 2018 

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, 2018, 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 4th June, 2018 and ending on 13th July, 2018.

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

2018 Annual Governance and Accountability Return

2017/2018 Accounting Statements